Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has suggested his office is being denied of cash to fight corruption.
In an opinion piece published on citifmonline, Ghana’s first special prosecutor said the resignation of the United States (US) Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions and the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting AG has reinforced his conviction that the effective way to stifle the fight against corruption is to apply “Whitaker’s scenario.”
Whitaker is a chief critic of a special investigations into alleged Russian meddling into the US 2016 election led by special council Robbert Muller.
The opposition Democrats fears his appointment will affect Mueller’s investigations because of his previous pronouncments.
Whitaker once opined about a scenario in which Trump could fire Sessions and then appoint an acting attorney general who could stifle the funding of Mueller’s probe.
In that scenario, Mueller’s budget could be reduced “so low that his investigation grinds to a halt,” Whitaker said during an interview in CNN in July 2017 before he joined the Justice Department.