CU activists protest as Trump forces Sessions' resignation

CU activists protest as Trump forces Sessions' resignation

CU activists protest as Trump forces Sessions' resignation

And he was always extremely highly thought of and he still is.

"Matt Whitaker - I don't know Matt Whitaker", Trump said. When Sessions became attorney general, unusual was appointed in 2017 to temporarily fill the seat before a special election would take place, but the establishment-backed odd lost the subsequent Republican primary to Roy Moore.

Sessions handed in his resignation Wednesday at Trump's request.

DOJOn his way out the door yesterday, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions took credit for reversing an upswing in violent crime. Sessions was accused of being involved in some way with the collusion and so he stepped away from the investigation and allowed it to be overseen by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.

Whitaker likely could not block the new indictments, which could include Trump's son Donald Jr.

The president's decision to replace Sessions with an even more devoted loyalist, Matthew Whitaker, in an acting capacity has drawn outrage from critics, including senior Democrats, who won control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterms.

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"He looks like the kind of guy who sits at the head of a table", a source familiar with the matter said. When Phillip asked if he wanted Whitaker to "rein in" Mueller, Trump snapped, "What a stupid question".

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday sent a letter to Trump questioning the legality of Whitaker's appointment, since he was not confirmed by the Senate.

Trump, who has frequently dismissed that probe as a "witch hunt", feigned ignorance of Whitaker's background.

"I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about it". "The president could and has in our nation's history said stop investigating this person or please investigate this other person".

Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

When federal prosecutors targeted his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen, Trump insisted Cohen handled only a "tiny, tiny fraction" of his legal work.

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On Thursday, the Acosta incident entered even more freakish territory when the White House was accused of tweeting a video doctored to make the reporter appear more aggressive in fending off the female press aide who tried to remove his mic.

Several GOP officials in Iowa who have known Whitaker for a long time say they were surprised by his shift in the Trump era. Whitaker also later served as the chairman of a Clovis campaign for state treasurer.

The New York senator said he found the timing of Sessions's departure "very suspect". The White House selected Whitaker without seeking the consent of Congress, which may present its own Constitutional issues.

Sessions's interim replacement, his former chief of staff, Whitaker, has publicly criticised the Mueller probe for going beyond its remit.

Miller defied the subpoena in May, was later held in civil contempt, and filed a lawsuit alleging that Mueller's appointment violated the U.S. Constitution and also that Rosenstein had no authority to hire him.

Whitaker and White House chief of staff John Kelly developed a close relationship too.

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