Lindsey Graham: No need for Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from Russia investigation

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said newly appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker doesn’t need to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.

“I think was appropriately appointed, legally,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I don’t think he has to recuse himself.”

Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he spoke with Whitaker on the phone on Saturday and plans to meet with him in the coming week.

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