It appears that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has put a leash on Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Whitaker is constraining Mueller’s probe after Asst Attorney General Rod Rosenstein broaden the scope through “special articles” addendum that allowed the investigation to go down many avenues not germane to original orders.
I am assuming this is why we got the news that President Trump handed over his written responses to Mueller’s questions.
Once Mueller sent the queries to the President’s attorney on the matter, Rudy Giuliani, the White House could get a sense of the sprawl and wanderings Mueller’s team was poking around.
That’s when Whitaker was brought in to reign in Mueller to focus on the original mandate of the Special Counsel.
We also learned last night that the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold hearings on Dec. 5th to get an update on a probe from US Attorney General John Huber and the Justice Department into the Clinton Foundation.
We have had no leaks from Huber’s team, so this could be a great insight into what the US Attorney has been able to uncover over the 10 months.
I also assume that ranking member Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) will recommend that the Senate panel take over this part of the probe, so it is not squashed come January when control of the House and its committees come under Democratic control.