Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) breathlessly tells us:
“President Donald Trump defended acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as a “highly respected man” on Friday, while also claiming he didn’t know him despite reports Whitaker had regularly visited the Oval Office in recent months.
“I don’t know Whitaker,” the president told reporters, but added that he is “highly thought of” and a “highly respected man.”
So, you know, there’s your possible deniability when Whitaker is laughed off the national stage.
“Trump has also previously said that he does actually know Whitaker.
“I can tell you Matt Whitaker’s a great guy,” he said on an interview on “Fox and Friends” on Oct. 11. “I mean, I know Matt Whitaker.”
So the real question remains: who will Comrade Trump nominate who can be confirmed by the Senate?
All eyes turn to the 5-ton elephant literally in the White House yesterday: Chris Christie, who once put Jared Kushner’s daddy behind bars, so that ain’t gonna happen.