Sessions resigns immediately after 2018 election

Fox NewsJeff Sessions, once one of President Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, has resigned as attorney general at the request of the president.

“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in the Wednesday letter to Trump.

The president tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, who currently serves as chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general.

Trump should be able to confirm his replacement pretty easily with more Republican votes in the Senate than before, but it might need to wait until the new Congress is seated. Sessions leaving was expected, but I think the alacrity of his departure will still surprise some. It certainly surprised me.

A new Attorney General will likely not need to recuse himself from the Russian Collusion witch hunt, and be able to take the reins back from Rosenstein and hopefully neuter Mueller and his weasels doing weasel things.

UPDATE: It's worth noting that Democrats often called for Sessions to resign. Keep this in mind when they accuse Trump of obstructing justice by firing him.

UPDATE: Rosenstein pulled off supervision of Mueller and may be resigning.

This entry was published Wed Nov 07 14:12:27 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-11-07 14:11:08.0. [Tweet]

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