U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe

09 November, 2018, 05:52 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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"Under acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, it is imperative that the important work of the justice department continues, and that the Mueller investigation proceed to its conclusion unimpeded", Romney said on Twitter. It has been a privilege to work under his leadership.

- Can the probe's report on Trump be stifled?

The mobilization comes after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, replacing him with a man who has previously criticized the probe and offered suggestions on how to slow it down.

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.

Whitaker has made it known that he is hostile to the probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians and the president obstructed justice.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sacked by Donald Trump on Wednesday after enduring more than a year of bitter criticism from the president over his decision to step aside from the Russian Federation investigation that has dogged the White House. "There is no mistaking what this means, and what is at stake: this is a constitutionally perilous moment for our country and for the president".

Senior party officials have so far shied away from directly proposing the idea but have emphatically condemned the decision to fire Sessions and appoint Whitaker. "This is a break-the-glass moment", he said.

Nadler is expected to become House Judiciary chairman when a new Democratic House majority, elected in Tuesday's midterm elections, takes over in the new Congress that convenes in January.

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Bondi's spokesman declined to say whether she is under consideration for the top Justice Department job. "Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn't have the confidence of the president". But the former federal prosecutor went from being one of Trump's closest campaign advisers to an outcast.

Live, ongoing coverage as nation takes to street to let Trump know that "nobody is above the law".

Cavuto said that Trump can fire or solicit resignations from anyone as chief executive. He has given no indication he believes he needs to step aside from overseeing the probe, according to one person familiar with his thinking, a belief echoed by White House officials.

The special counsel's team has been investigating Stone's connection to WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign and whether he had advance knowledge of the group's plans to release hacked material damaging to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Those indictments have led to six guilty pleas and three people sentenced to prison. It culminated in the White House later banning a CNN reporter who questioned the President aggressively on why he insisted on calling a migrant caravan that is hundreds of miles from the United States border an 'invasion'.

As far as ME politics are concerned, King declined to comment on Democrats gaining control of the state's governorship and Legislature, noting he was busy focusing on his own campaign.

Sessions, 71, has a long political history in Alabama.

Moscow denies interfering in the 2016 election.

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