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Acting AG Whitaker Raked in $904K from Conservative Nonprofit

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker received more than $900,000 from a conservative nonprofit that attacks Democrats on ethical grounds.

The discovery is part of the financial disclosure forms that Whitaker is required to disclose after replacing Jeff Sessions.

Whitaker served as executive director of a nonprofit called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, from 2016 to 2017.

Whitaker also disclosed $15,000 in income from CNN, where made appearances and criticized the special counsel investigation that he may try to take over.

In addition, Whitaker received $103,400 from his own law firm and $1,875 in legal fees from the controversial, Florida-based World Patent Market, which is accused of bilking consumers out of millions of dollars.

Special Counsel Mueller Gave Up Lucrative Job to Investigate Trump, Russia

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who is now special counsel for the Russia investigation.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who is now special counsel for the Russia investigation.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Special counsel Robert Mueller gave up millions of dollars to investigate allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the presidential election.

That’s according to a financial disclosure released Tuesday by the Justice Department, which appointed Mueller.

Mueller made nearly $3.5 million since the beginning of 2016 as a partner of WilmerHale, a Washington D.C.-based law firm. Mueller represented some of the nation’s most prominent businesses, including Apple, Facebook, Sony Pictures and the NFL, Politico reports. 

Mueller, a former FBI director, also made about $241,000 on speaking engagements since the beginning of 2016.

He was appointed in May to investigate Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.