Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy Calls Whitaker ‘An Excellent Pick’ For Acting Attorney General

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday that Mike Whitaker is an “excellent pick” by President Donald Trump to serve as acting attorney general after the departure of Jeff Sessions.

“It sounds like that [Trump] thought that he wanted [Sessions] out, but that the Republicans didn’t want to project that there was chaos at the Justice Department before the midterms,” McCarthy said. (RELATED: Trump Fires Jeff Sessions As Attorney General)

“It sounds like the second that was all over and he thought it was a good time for Sessions to go, he removed him.”

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President Donald Trump announced Sessions’ replacement would be Whitaker on Twitter Wednesday and said a permanent replacement would be “nominated at a later date.”

“He’s really well-credentialed,” McCarthy said, adding, “He was a chief of staff previously to an attorney general — to Attorney General Ashcroft. He was a United States attorney in Iowa. You know, very fine former federal prosecutor and a top lawyer. So from what can I see it’s an excellent pick.”

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