The President was infuriated with the way the House Judiciary Committee treated the acting Attorney General, posting a tweet that said “when the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn!” while claiming that with their fierce line of questions, the Democrats were “trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win.”
The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see. When the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn! The Dems are trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9 февраля 2019 г.
Whitaker appeared in front of the House Judiciary Committee, where Democrats attacked him with questions regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and other topics, the Hill reported. The acting Attorney General repeatedly refused to discuss his conversations with Trump.
Whitaker faced an endless barrage of questions from Democratic lawmakers during his testimony, to the point where he had to tell Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler that his time for questioning had run out.
“Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up,” Whitaker said, drawing gasps from the panel and a shocked crowd, adding: “I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five-minute rounds.”
Russia has repeatedly denied interfering in the election, saying the allegations have been made up to excuse the defeat of Trump's opponent in the 2016 election as well as deflect public attention from actual instances of electoral fraud and corruption, while Trump has called Mueller's probe a "witch hunt."