Attorney General Jeff Sessions Steps Down at President Trump's Request

08 November, 2018, 07:43 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump accepted the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions today (More From CBS News). He said the resignation came at "your request".

In a letter, Sessions announced his plan to resign pressure from Trump, with the document beginning with, "At your request, I am submitting my resignation".

It's unclear what Sessions's departure will mean for the ongoing election interference probe, led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions's chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general.

The move left unclear the fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller and has overseen his probe from the beginning.

"The acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice", said department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican representing SC, vowed to help President Trump find a worthy successor for Sessions.

"Protecting Mueller and his investigation is paramount", he said.

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MA elected officials are talking about a possible "constitutional crisis" in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation on Wednesday.

On Wednesday evening, Mr Whitaker wrote a statement about his appointment but failed to address the Mueller investigation. "He wants an Attorney General to serve his interest, not the public", Schiff tweeted.

The replacement raises questions about the future of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and obstruction of justice. In it, the outgoing attorney general boasts his accomplishments during his time in the position.

Mr Trump, a long-time critic of Mr Sessions, has thanked him for his service.

In November 2017, Trump told reporters that "a lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me".

A court battle is also likely if the argument is made that Sessions was sacked, nullifying the Vacancies Reform Act's relevance in this case.

Mr Trump has repeatedly pilloried his top law enforcement official since Mr Sessions stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation in March 2017, allowing his deputy Rod Rosenstein to lead an inquiry that has dogged the White House.

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