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.
Sessions, having been a part of Trump's campaign, was recused from the matter that involves many members of the president's inner circle.
The departure will likely be interpreted by Democrats and Trump critics as the president making a move against the Justice Department special counselor for the Russian Federation investigation because Sessions would not fire Mueller, and could allow Trump to appoint an attorney general or acting AG who would fire Mueller.
"I came to the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country", wrote Sessions, an early supporter of Trump and a policy adviser during his presidential campaign.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was in the middle of giving his post-election spiel to reporters when the news broke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing. "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date", Trump tweeted.
In a September, 2018 profile of Whitaker in The New York Times, Whitaker was described as a "Trump loyalist" that is known by some White House source to be Trump's "eyes and ears" in the Attorney General's office.
In July 2017, Whitaker suggested Trump may possibly fire Sessions over his disappointment in the attorney general for recusing himself from Russian Federation probe. While the current Acting AG, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, has stood by Mueller and insisted he would not fire him without good cause, Whitaker may feel differently.
Whitaker, on the other hand, has expressed frustration with Mueller's probe. But he and Mr. Trump have clashed, particularly after it was revealed Mr. Rosenstein talked about secretly recording the president or having him declared incapacitated. "That goes beyond the scope of the appointment of the special counsel". He was also a U.S. Attorney in Iowa.
Priyanka , as always, looked stunning in a leopard printed top, which she paired with a pair of maroon high-waist pants . Their latest conversation on Priyanka and Parineeti's picture from PeeCee's bachelorette is too adorable to miss.
A disproportionate share of those arrested and incarcerated in Florida are minorities, particularly African Americans. The burden of disenfranchisement also fell most harshly on black voters, according to the Times/Herald analysis .
Joaquin Guzman, also known as " El Chapo ", has been held in solitary confinement in NY for the last two years. Unlike most Americans who get called for jury duty, those interviewed Monday seemed genuinely eager to serve.
But he said he strangled her in "a rage" when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he sought a separation. He could be heard sniffing and trembled each time he said "guilty" in response to each charge read against him by the judge.
In Missouri, voters will be asked to chose between three separate proposals legalizing medical marijuana to varying degrees. In the 2018 midterm elections, four states voted on various stages of legalization, whether medical or recreational.
Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and right fielder Jason Heyward were also finalists at their positions but didn't win the award. With the win, Greinke ties Ron Guidry, Phil Niekro and Kenny Rogers for seventh all-time among pitchers to win the award.
A proud Palestinian, Tlaib has also been an advocate for Palestinian rights and is an outspoken critic of Trump. Omar made history in 2016 when she was elected the first Somali-American legislator in the U.S.
Man City go top after 6-1 rout of Southampton
The Argentine was in spectacular form in the final third and celebrated the landmark from close range early on. Morata has scored 21 times in 63 appearances for Chelsea since arriving from the Bernabeu.
Nadal confirms his absence from ATP finals - USA
Djokovic , Federer , Zverev , Anderson , Cilic , Thiem , Nishikori and Isner are the eight aspirants to win the Finals. But he has time on his side - Federer has already celebrated his 37th birthday while injury-plagued Nadal is 32.
Georgia shatters state's early voting record
This option might also be available for Americans living in other countries, though not all of those will be eligible to vote. Not sure of your polling location? "We're open from 7 [a.m.] to 7 [p.m.] Please exercise your right to vote".