Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Jeff Sessions: US attorney general fired by Trump

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request US Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns
Ellis Copeland | 07 November, 2018, 23:18

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.

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Around a fifth of Cameroon's 22m people are English-speaking - a minority whose presence dates back to the colonial period. The men in the video said they would only release the students once the goal of creating a new state is achieved.


Who is the new attorney general?

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.

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