Sessions exit raises fears over Russian Federation investigation

Sessions exit raises fears over Russian Federation investigation

Sessions exit raises fears over Russian Federation investigation

Some Republicans appear to have shared the Democrats' concern over the future of the inquiry, which is being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

US Representative Earl Blumenauer, of OR, called the move a "major step forward for marijuana reform", also noting that US Representative Pete Sessions, of Texas, who has obstructed votes on marijuana-related legislation as chair of the House Rules Committee, was defeated in Tuesday's midterm elections.

In 2017 he even used Trump's words, warning against Mueller engaging in a "witch hunt".

Democrats see this latest move as an attempt to do just that.

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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. Schumer and Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who is likely to become House speaker next year, called on Whitaker to recuse himself, with Schumer citing "his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation".

In piercing attacks, Trump called Sessions weak and beleaguered, complained that he wasn't more aggressively pursuing allegations of corruption against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and called it "disgraceful" that Sessions wasn't more serious in scrutinizing the origins of the Russian Federation investigation for possible law enforcement bias - even though the attorney general did ask the Justice Department's inspector general to examine those claims.

In July 2017 Mr Trump told the New York Times: "Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else".

Sessions, a 71-year-old former Republican senator from Alabama, was the first senator to endorse Trump's insurgent presidential campaign.

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That left Rosenstein overseeing the investigation, and he named Mueller as special counsel. Here's what you should know about Sessions' replacement.

Trump blamed the recusal for the appointment of Mueller, who took over the Russian Federation investigation two months later and began examining whether Trump's hectoring of Sessions was part of a broader effort to obstruct the probe.

Mr Mueller could seek to challenge his own firing if he felt Whitaker lacked the good cause required by the special counsel regulation, said Mr Ohlin. Today, Graham did not seem to indicate any "holy hell" was on the way, saying in a statement: "I look forward to working with President Trump to find a confirmable, worthy successor so that we can start a new chapter at the Department of Justice and deal with both the opportunities and challenges our nation faces".

Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller and has overseen his probe from the beginning will stay in his post, according to the official.

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There had already been hints that Robert Mueller's pre-election "quiet period" was about to come to an end.

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