Trump forces out US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

  • Trump forces out US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump forces out US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

In a letter to Trump, Sessions wrote he had been "honoured to serve as Attorney-General" and had "worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the presidency".

In a September, 2018 profile of Whitaker in The New York Times, Whitaker was described as a "Trump loyalist" that is known by some White House source to be Trump's "eyes and ears" in the Attorney General's office.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general, ending months of speculation over whether President Donald Trump would fire him.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, released a statement, similarly praising Sessions for his decades-long dedication to public service. In it, he told the president that "at your request, I am submitting my resignation". Sessions' recusal prevented him from stopping the probe, which Trump has attacked as an unfair "witch hunt".

And as you might imagine, the guy who wrote editorials about the Mueller investigation being improper is the guy the White House is tapping.

"[Whitaker] will serve our Country well", Trump tweeted.

In this photo from December 17, 2016, Jeff Sessions cheers on the crowd during a rally for Donald Trump at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Alabama. The president previously said he would not have named Sessions to head the Justice Department had he known the AG would recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe.

Trump and Sessions have clashed since the 2017 inauguration.

At a forum for Republican candidates for Sente in 2004, Whitaker said that he would ask judicial nominees whether they were "people of faith" in the nomination process. Appearing on CNN in July 2017, Whitaker once floated the idea that Trump could impede Mueller without firing him by simply allowing the attorney general to defund his operation. "But number two, our paramount view is that any attorney general, whether this one or another one, should not be able to interfere with the Mueller investigation in any way", Scjumer said. Sessions has always been seen as having a questionable future with the White House since Trump has repeatedly expressed disapproval with the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.