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Matthew Whitaker Earned $1.2 Million From Group Backed by Undisclosed Donors
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49584"><span class="small">Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times</span></a>   
Thursday, 22 November 2018 09:45

Excerpt: "Matthew G. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, was paid more than $1.2 million in the past few years by a group active in conservative politics that does not reveal its donors, according to financial disclosure statements released Tuesday and other documents."

Matthew Whitaker. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Matthew Whitaker. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Matthew Whitaker Earned $1.2 Million From Group Backed by Undisclosed Donors

By Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times

22 November 18

 

atthew G. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, was paid more than $1.2 million in the past few years by a group active in conservative politics that does not reveal its donors, according to financial disclosure statements released Tuesday and other documents.

The disclosure raised questions about who Mr. Whitaker’s financial patrons had been before he joined the Justice Department last year and whether he might have any undisclosed conflicts of interest. And it highlighted the prominence of so-called dark money groups that pursue political agendas and employ members of both parties without being required to make public the source of their funding.

Mr. Whitaker worked for nearly four years as the executive director of the group, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, also known as FACT, before being tapped as chief of staff for Jeff Sessions, then the attorney general, in September 2017. Mr. Whitaker became acting attorney general this month after Mr. Sessions was forced out.

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