Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request

BREAKING Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at President Trump’s request Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request
Faye Gross | 08 November, 2018, 06:00

Attorney General Sessions submitted his resignation at the request of President Trump.

Sessions' resignation is not all that surprising.

Trump said a new replacement will be nominated at a later date.

President Trump has abruptly announced on Twitter that Jeff Sessions is no longer the United States attorney general.

With Sessions out of the picture, Trump has selected someone who has expressed significant skepticism about Mueller's investigation, signaling the president could be pushing for an imminent end to it. And while Sessions' departure could jeopardize the Mueller investigation, the news also has cannabis advocates celebrating like the Ewoks after the destruction of the Death Star.

Nearly immediately after his appointment was announced on Wednesday, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer insisted Whitaker should recuse himself from any role overseeing the investigation. He was a George W. Bush loyalist - named a former USA attorney in Iowa under Bush - but like many others, he has become a big admirer of Trump along the way.

Mr Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, has been appointed acting attorney general.

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Because of Sessions's recusal, the special counsel has answered and been accountable to the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

Whitaker wrote, "Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russian Federation 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing..."

"[Whitaker] will serve our Country well", Trump tweeted. The New York Democrat says it would spark a "constitutional crisis" if Trump forced out Sessions as a "prelude" to ending or limiting Mueller's investigation. Details are beginning to emerge about Whitaker's beliefs, notably his previous comments on the Mueller investigation, which he now oversees. "Replacing the Attorney General with a non-Senate-confirmed political staffer is highly irregular & unacceptable", tweeted Blumenthal.

It was expected that Trump's oft-public scorn for Sessions for his recusal in the Russian Federation investigation would result in Sessions' removal.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, who is expected to take over the gavel on the House Intelligence Committee, vowed that Democrats will "protect the rule of law".

Sessions said that he did not think he should lead the investigation since he had been a Trump campaign surrogate.

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