Count former solicitor general Neal Katyal as somewhat leery of the development.
“Mueller’s felony conviction of Trump’s top lawyer Cohen raises [an important question],” he tweeted. “How can DOJ still be hiding the basic fact of whether Whitaker is overseeing Mueller and if he has ethics signoff [sic] despite his bias? This is an investigation for the American people. We have a right to know.”
Katyal then followed up his attack on Whitaker’s authority.
“The only way Whitaker could get that advance notice was if he is cleared from his multiple bias issues by the Ethics Office,” he noted, again, on the popular micro-blogging site. “For them to so conclude such a thing given what Whitaker has previously said about this specific investigation would be, well, shocking. Release the memo.”