Matthew Whitaker, the Trump-appointed acting U.S. attorney general, filed financial disclosures revealing his income as a paid CNN consultant, adviser to a company that federal regulators shut down over fraudulent practices and as the leader of a conservative nonprofit group that repeatedly targeted Democratic lawmakers.

Whitaker was named this month the acting U.S. attorney general, replacing Jeff Sessions following his forced resignation. Whitaker’s appointment has raised criticism, as observers question whether he is lawfully allowed to lead the Department of Justice.

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