Matt Whitaker, the new acting attorney general of the United States, appears to have a curious lack of solid qualifications for the job. Normally when the Attorney General, such as Jeff Sessions , leaves, the role would fall to the Deputy Attorney General or the Solicitor General, which are positions where the occupant has been confirmed by the US Senate. Whitaker is just a guy who Trump found on television who was hustling for an administration position by punditing the opinion that Robert Mueller and his probe were over the line.
In other words, Whitaker is an unqualified lackey Trump has chosen to help him cover up his and/or his children's involvement in the Russian collusion and obstruction of justice cases.
There are reports today that Whitaker has told associates that he would not approve of a subpoena of President Trump by Mueller, and also that Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from being Mueller's supervisor.
Why did Trump fire Jeff Sessions, and then replace him with an unremarkable flunky like Whitaker, if not in order to squash aspects of the Russia probe?
Obstruction in plain sight?