Richard Blumenthal: Trump firing Sessions is a 'break the glass moment'
Richard Blumenthal: Trump firing Sessions is a 'break the glass moment'
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09 November, 2018, 04:14
CBS News has learned former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being considered to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
He also worked on an earlier campaign in Iowa for one of Trump's presidential campaign leaders, Sam Clovis, who has figured in the Russian Federation investigation.
That drew criticism from Democrats because Whitaker, who would now take over responsibility for overseeing Mueller and his investigation, has been critical of the Mueller probe, saying it should be scaled back.
The latest indication of the fury came Wednesday when he forced out his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, whose recusal opened the door to Mueller's appointment. Rosenstein was at the center of a recent controversy after it was reported that in the spring of 2017 he raised the idea of Cabinet members invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president and suggested that he should secretly record Trump.
He called on Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe because of previous comments about the investigation, echoing calls from other top Democrats.
That's because Sessions had recused himself, calling it inappropriate that he lead an inquiry into Trump's 2016 presidential campaign of which he was a part.
In attacks delivered on Twitter, in person and in interviews, Trump called Sessions weak and beleaguered, complained that he wasn't more aggressively pursuing allegations of corruption against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and called it "disgraceful" that Sessions wasn't more serious in scrutinizing the origins of the Russian Federation investigation for possible law enforcement bias - even though the attorney general did ask the Justice Department's inspector general to look into those claims.
Republican Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 presidential nominee who was elected on Tuesday to the US Senate from Utah, also said Mueller's probe should not be affected by Sessions' departure.
Some Democrats also considered Sessions too eager to do Trump's bidding and overly receptive to his grievances.
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Acosta had challenged the president on his characterization of the migrant caravan moving through Mexico as an "invasion". CNN's reporters, namely Acosta, have been frequently seen on the front lines of the White House's tense press briefings.
The Mueller investigation has so far produced 32 criminal charges and four guilty pleas from Trump associates.
Whitaker likely could not block the new indictments, which could include Trump's son Donald Jr.
Sessions said in a letter to Trump that he had resigned at the president's request.
Sessions endured most of the name-calling in silence, though he did issue two public statements defending the department, including one in which he said he would serve "with integrity and honor" for as long as he was in the job.
"Donald Trump may think he has the power to hire and fire whomever he pleases, but he can not take such action if it is determined that it is for the purposes of subverting the rule of law and obstructing justice", Nadler said in a statement.
He also announced media leak crackdowns and tougher policies against opioids, and his Justice Department defended a since-abandoned administration policy that resulted in migrant parents being separated from their children at the border. Chuck Schumer, said he should recuse himself because of his comments on the probe. Rep. The recusal left the investigation in the hands of Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller two months later after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey.
Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler, expected to chair the House Judiciary Committee starting in January, said removing Sessions fit Trump's pattern of interfering in the work of the Justice Department and Mueller.
The Democrats, who won the House in the mid-terms, have vowed to protect it. On Wednesday, the president tweeted that "a permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date".
Massimiliano Allegri chose to give Alex Sandro and Giorgio Chiellini a game off, saving them for Wednesday's game against United . A ball into the box was headed on by Marouane Fellaini and Sandro got the final touch as the ball was bundled over the line.
I am still able to look to the future with the squad we've picked, but we've talked a lot about the history of the shirt. He will not be involved in England's final UEFA Nations League clash with Croatia three days later.
Bipartisan bills to protect Mueller from politically motivated removal have been introduced in the House and Senate. Trump, who did not speak with Sessions himself, then ducked questions about Sessions' fate at the news conference.
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Reports say the suspect may have used smoke grenades and at least one weapon, described as a semi-automatic handgun by witnesses. Dean said he did not know of the shooter's motive, and he did not know of any connection between Long and the Borderline bar .
Klopp spoke of his side losing their mojo against Red Star but stressed he did not view it as a long-term issue. Liverpool were shockingly beaten 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night in the Champions League .
Mowry-Housley's twin sister and former co-star, Tia Mowry , also sought information through social media posts early in the day. The gunman, who died at the scene, has now been identified as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old who served in the Marine Corps.
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As for content, some of the accounts were focused on celebrities, while others favored political debate. The company removed 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts.
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