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U.S. acting AG will consult with ethics officials on possible recusals

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U.S. acting AG will consult with ethics officials on possible recusals

U.S. acting AG will consult with ethics officials on possible recusals
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will consult with senior ethics officials about any matters that could warrant his recusal, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Monday, after critics called on Whitaker to recuse himself from a Special Counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"Acting AG Matt Whitaker is fully committed to following all appropriate processes and procedures at the Department of Justice, including consulting with senior ethics officials on his oversight responsibilities and matters that may warrant recusal," Kerri Kupec said in a statement.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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