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Justice Department Says Snafu Delayed Whitaker's Financial Forms

  • Acting attorney general filed required paperwork on time: DoJ
  • Filings show Whitaker received more than $900,000 from group
Matthew Whitaker
Matthew WhitakerPhotographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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The Justice Department blamed a delay in releasing financial disclosure forms for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on a bureaucratic snafu in a letter to Congress on Wednesday.

Whitaker had faced criticism for the hold-up in making his financial disclosure public after he was chosen by President Donald Trump last month to replace Jeff Sessions as the nation’s top law enforcement official.