Dianne Feinstein demands hearings on DOJ changes

November 13, 2018 GMT

Sen. Dianne Feinstein demanded Tuesday that the Senate hold hearings with both former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Matthew Whitaker, the man named to replace him temporarily, saying there are too many questions surrounding the ouster.

Mrs. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said senators must get a full accounting on why Mr. Sessions resigned, at the president’s request. And she said senators still have questions over Mr. Sessions’ role in firing former FBI Director James B. Comey.

As for Mr. Whitaker, Mrs. Feinstein said she has questions about whether his appointment to be acting attorney general is legal.


She also wants to know how he will approach the ongoing investigation into Russian activities in the 2016 election and Trump campaign figures’ behavior.