Former Trump Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Offers Stunning Impeachment Defense: ‘Abuse of Power is Not a Crime’

Matthew Whitaker, former acting Attorney General for the Trump administration, offered a both tenuous and stunning defense of President Donald Trump in his fight against impeachment, arguing that “abuse of power is not a crime.”

Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Whitaker blasted the House Democrats for “secret testimony” and “selective leaking to preferred outlets” after warning that a future Republican Speaker of the House could similarly seek “a lot of payback” against a Democratic president. “This is not good for the Republic,” he added.

Ingraham agreed, calling the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s Ukraine scandal “corrosive” before repeating the conspiracy theory talking points FBI agent Peter Strzok having a failed “insurance policy” to bring down Trump if he won the
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