Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request BREAKING: Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at President Trump’s request
Gerardo Duncan | 08 November, 2018, 07:46

Sessions' resignation letter says the resignation came at Trump's request.

He predicted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will "disappoint" mainstream media personalities, projecting the ex-FBI director will find no collusion between Trump and the Kremlin.

"It is time for Rosenstein, who is the acting attorney general for the purposes of this investigation, to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel", he wrote.

Instead, he gave Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein the authority to oversee the probe independently. Today, after a brutal midterm beating and facing the prospect of a dump of damaging indictments from the Mueller camp, the White House has asked for and received a resignation from Jeff Sessions.

The statement reads: "It is a true honour that the President has confidence in my ability to lead the Department of Justice as Acting Attorney General. A permanent replacement will be named at a later date", Trump said.

It was Clovis, no stranger to TV and radio himself, who encouraged Whitaker to get a regular commentary gig on cable television to get President Donald Trump's attention, according to friends who Whitaker told at the time.

The acting attorney general thanked Trump Wednesday evening, calling the president's confidence in him "a true honor".

Several hours after announcing the new AG via Twitter, Mr Trump was once again condemning the Mueller investigation. "He will serve our Country well", tweeted the President.

Democrats, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, immediately called for Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation, citing his public comments. Rep.

Trump continued his criticism throughout the past year, and in September, appeared to disassociate Sessions from the administration completely, telling Hill.TV in an interview, "I don't have an attorney general".

Trump announced Sessions' departure on Twitter.

During a fiery press conference, which saw Mr Trump brand a CNN reporter an "enemy of the people", on Thursday the president did not answer questions about the attorney general, saying he was "extremely" satisfied with his cabinet. Chuck Schumer tweeted Wednesday that like Sessions, Whitaker should also recuse himself.

A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said that the acting attorney general - meaning Whitaker - is in charge of "all matters" within the department, including the Russian Federation probe.

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