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Trump’s Replacement For Attorney General Jeff Sessions Is And Alleged Scam Artist

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It was essentially inevitable that President Trump would fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions after emerging from the midterms and not having been totally hammered. Although the Democrats in the House are now in a strong position to start launching a gazillion investigations into the Trump administration, Trump himself now feels confident enough to tackle some of the issues surrounding Robert Mueller’s inquiry in a more head-on fashion than before, hence Sessions’ hurried departure.

Already, though, there are serious issues arising from that move. The man who has taken over from Sessions as Acting Attorney General is his former Chief of Staff, Matthew Whitaker. And there are one or two things in his past which might make him just a tad unsuitable to occupy this position.

It has been reported that Whitaker was part of a company that was accused of running a multi-million dollar scam by the US Government. He was paid to sit on the advisory board of a compant called World Patent Marketing – that same company was ordered in May of this year to pay a court settlement amounting to $26 million following legal action by federal authorities, who claimed that it had tricked aspiring inventors into parting with their cash illegally.

Publicly available court records from the case against World Patent Marketing make for quite alarming reading. They show, for instance, that Whitaker personally received regular payments of $1,875 from a Florida-based company. Whitaker is also thought to have sent an overtly threatening email to a victim of the alleged scam.

Maybe, though, he had nothing to do with it. Perhaps the poor guy was just trying to earn an honest living while dodgy business types all around him were scamming innocent people. In which case, when all this came to light, he probably put his hands up and distanced himself from the company completely. Right?

Quite the opposite, in fact. Whitaker has publicly vouched for the company on numerous occasions, staunchly standing by them irrespective of the endless stream of allegations that seem to flow their way. For instance, in December 2014, he insisted that they “go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action”.

He continued: “I would only align myself with a first-class organization.” And this guy is also a former US Attorney fo the southern district of Iowa. Dear, oh dear.

In recent days, Whitaker has been mysteriously unavailable to the press for comment.


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