WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ departure as attorney general (all times local):

8 p.m.

A coalition of 18 state attorneys general has sent a letter to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker calling on him to recuse himself from the special counsel’s Russia probe.

In the letter dated Thursday, the AGs reference Whitaker’s “widely-circulated public comments criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

Whitaker replaced Jeff Sessions, who was forced out Wednesday.

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