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Former Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Has Left The Justice Department

His last day with the department was Saturday.
Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 04, 2019

Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has left the Department of Justice. His last day was Saturday.

Whitaker took over after former AG Jeff Sessions resigned. After the Senate confirmed Bill Barr as the new attorney general last month, Whitaker served as a senior counselor in the associate attorney general's office.

It's unclear where Whitaker is heading next, but sources told NBC News that he would stay in Washington because of the "many opportunities here." 

According to CNN, some Washington Republicans believe Whitaker's a potential candidate for White House chief of staff. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.