Jeff Sessions Out at Trump's Request

08 November, 2018, 09:11 | Author: Carlos George
  • Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request

In July 2017, Sessions, while speaking in El Salvador during several anti-gang meetings, said that he was "blessed" to be attorney general.

The Department of Justice shared a letter from Sessions showing that he "submitted his resignation" at the request of Trump. Sessions said in a letter to Trump he resigned at the president's request.

"I am committed to leading a fair Department with the highest ethical standards, that upholds the rule of law, and seeks justice for all Americans", Whitaker said. He would not have nominated him, he said, had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

After the special counsel was appointed in May 2017, Trump also channeled his fury toward Sessions, accusing him of "disloyalty."

But Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told The Hill in a statement that "the Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice", which would include the Russian Federation probe.

US President Donald Trump announced the appointment Wednesday, saying on Twitter that Whitaker "will serve our Country well" and that a permanent attorney general will be nominated later.

Asked specifically about the future of Sessions just hours earlier, Trump avoided the question, "I'd rather answer that at a little bit different time".

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Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump's presidential campaign in 2016 and was a vocal supporter of him on the campaign trail.

Jeff Sessions is out as US attorney general. Democrats had promised to reopen the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Trump, to investigate Trump's finances, and to obtain his tax returns.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a statement thanking Sessions for "his dedicated service as attorney general".

"According to NBC News, Voters Nationwide Disapprove of the so-called Mueller Investigation (46%) more than they Approve (41%)".

In her tweet, Pelosi, who is likely to become House speaker under the new Democratic-controlled Congress, wrote that "It is impossible to read Attorney General Sessions' firing as anything other than another blatant attempt by Donald Trump to undermine & end Special Counsel Mueller's investigation".

"Special Counsel Mueller must be allowed to complete his work without interference". That's because Sessions was one of the most vocal opponents of cannabis legalization in the Trump administration.

Now Mr Trump has picked someone else - Matthew Whitaker.

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