With Sessions Out, Dems Fear for Future of Mueller Probe

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

Tonight, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

There are still questions about Whitaker's ability to take over as Attorney General, due to the fact that he served as Session's chief of staff and was not confirmed by the Senate.

Politico noted that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sen.

But Sessions could run against Democrat Doug Jones, who won a special election in December 2017 to fill the seat and is up for re-election in 2020, Politico reported late Wednesday.

"Sessions noted in his resignation letter to the president that he was stepping down 'at your request'".

Installing Whitaker could clear the way for Trump to force out Mueller.

For his part, US Senator Cory Gardner, of Colorado, said on Tuesday that he's looking forward to "continuing to work with the President to fulfill his campaign position to leave the regulation of marijuana to the states".

Matthew played tight end on the 1991 Rose Bowl Team for the Iowa Hawkeyes, according to WHO-TV.

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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.

Trump repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse himself.

"It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trump's finances or his family's finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else", he wrote.

Trump had repeatedly criticized Sessions for recusing himself from any investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. For 18 months Rosenstein has allowed Mueller a generous budget and very broad mandate.

He warned that there would be consequences if Mr Trump is determined to have fired Mr Sessions in order to subvert the rule of law and obstruct justice.

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.

Trump's falling out with Sessions was remarkable, considering the pivotal and trusted role the Alabama Republican played for Trump during the campaign.

Buzzfeed reporter Joe Bernstein is reporting that he asked an unnamed "political operative with the White House's ear if Kobach for AG is likely".

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