Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state and local law enforcement officials at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Some Notes on Matthew Whitaker


Not since Richard Nixon appointed Mudge, Rose bond lawyer John N. Mitchell as his attorney general have we had someone in that office as patently unqualified as Matthew Whitaker. Nixon appointed Mitchell because Mitchell had been his campaign chair and played a major role in sabotaging the 1968 Vietnam Paris Peace Accords, President Johnson’s effort…