Monday, 12 November, 2018

US Attorney General Resigns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Credit AP Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Leonard Rios | 08 November, 2018, 09:14

US President Donald Trump announced the appointment Wednesday, saying on Twitter that Whitaker "will serve our Country well" and that a permanent attorney general will be nominated later.

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation", Sessions wrote to the president Wednesday according to CBS News.

After enjoying Sessions' early support on the campaign trail, Trump turned against his AG in March 2017 after he recused himself from a probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, will be acting attorney general, Trump said on Twitter. As the top law-enforcement official, the new Attorney General should have the Department of Justice proactively investigate reports of hate crimes in an effort to counteract related violence.

Asked whether Mr. Whitaker would assume control over Mr. Mueller's investigation, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores said he would be "in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice". In presidential tweets and interviews, the Department of Justice became rebranded the Department of "justice" - the scare quotes signaling an unprecedented attack by the nation's chief executive on his own administration of justice.

Only having fired Comey, Trump could not fire Sessions, too - at least, not without risking a firestorm that might threaten a president who had already demonstrated a strong pyromaniacal streak.

When asked if he would fire Mueller, as some critics have feared, Trump said, "I could have ended it any time I wanted, [but] I didn't".

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Democrats have a lengthy list of their own priorities they would like to vote on such as lowering prescription drug costs. In Georgia he introduced former University of Georgia football Coach Vince Dooley to address the crowd of supporters.

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Beckham captioned a picture of Mel B , Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner (née Halliwell). "It's just the four of us". Earlier on Monday, Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show: "I'm just so excited, I want it out there".

"Bob Mueller is totally conflicted", Mr Trump continued but provided no evidence that the team led by Mr Mueller, a Republican appointed by Republicans, is biased against him.

Several conservative lawyers are recommending Brown to replace Sessions, the Bee reported.

Their relationship wasn't always fractured.

But the problems started after he told senators during his confirmation hearing that he had never met with Russians during the campaign. Sessions rejected the entreaty.

Last year Whitaker, who was a legal analyst for CNN as well as former USA attorney, wrote that he felt the Mueller investigation had gone too far in looking into Trump Organization financial records that were not related to the 2016 election.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, who once said there would be "holy hell to pay" if Trump fired Sessions, tweeted out his desire to work with the president to find a successor.

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