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Acting AG Whitaker to Rep. Nadler: Your Five Minutes Is up, I’m Here Voluntarily I Agreed to Five-Minute Rounds

‘I see that your five minutes is up, I’m here voluntarily I agreed to five-minute rounds’

NADLER: "Now, in your capacity as acting attorney general have you ever been asked to approve any request or action to be taken by the special counsel?"
WHITAKER: "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up and so — [Crowd gasping] — we — I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five-minute rounds and —"
NADLER: "The committee —"
COLLINS: "I think that's a fine place to end the five-minute rule."
NADLER: "The committee will come to order. I will point out we didn't enforce the five-minute rule on attorney, acting attorney general Whitaker. We will — "
COLLINS: "I understand what you're saying. That might be a good breaking point."
NADLER: "The attorney general was in the middle of saying something. Answer the question, please."

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