Recusal Refusal

“Appearing before a House Financial Services subcommittee, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton sought to deflect Democrats’ questions about his selection for the job and the circumstances under which Berman was removed over the weekend, characterizing the Senate confirmation process as ‘way down the road.’s But when pressed by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) to ‘commit, right here, to recusing yourself’ from matters in which the president has a personal stake, Clayton demurred.” WaPo: Trump’s pick for Manhattan U.S. attorney refuses to say he would recuse from probes of president’s associates. (Well, that would sort of defeat the purpose of firing Berman…)

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