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8.51pm GMT

Rep. Linda Sanchez has withdrawn her candidacy to be House Democratic caucus chair, citing a family issue.

NEWS: Linda Sanchez withdraws her candidacy for House Democratic caucus chair, citing an “unexpected family matter,” per Dear Colleague letter she just sent out – pic.twitter.com/GfbGBlSLGC

8.26pm GMT

Rep. Steve Cohen called the new acting attorney general a “hatchet man hired to destroy the Mueller investigation.”

Cohen (D-Tenn.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said that whether Matthew Whitaker must recuse himself from overseeing the investigation – which he does not intend to do, according to reports – may be determined in court.

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Source: theguardian