This isn’t really a surprise, is it?
The President has been pretty vocal about his dissatisfaction with the job that Jeff Sessions has done as Attorney General and his frustration that his former supporter recused himself from the Russia Investigation. This has allowed Mueller free reign to drag it out forever and taint the entire President with a specter of possible Russian collusion with zero evidence.
Sessions’ departure from the Justice Department is not unexpected, as the president has signaled changes to his administration after the midterms. But no one faced more rumors of an imminent dismissal than Sessions.
For more than a year, Trump has repeatedly lambasted Sessions over his recusal, saying he wouldn’t have installed Sessions as the country’s top law enforcement officer had he known his attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia probe.
Source: Fox News
Now Sessions is out.
It’s being reported that the resignation was requested by President Trump.
“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.
We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Fox News is reporting that Whitaker will be sworn in today to take Sessions spot until a permanent replacement is named.
Here is a copy of the letter:
Here is the full text of the letter:
Dear Mr. President,
At your request, I am submitting my resignation.
Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as Attorney General of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country. I have done so to the best of my ability, working to support the fundamental legal processes that are the foundation of justice.
The team we assembled embraced your directive to be a law and order Department of Justice. We prosecuted the largest number of violent offenders and firearm defendants in our country’s history. We took on transnational gangs that are bringing violence and death across our borders and protected nationals security. We did our part to restore immigration enforcement. We targeted the opioid epidemic by prosecuting doctors, pharmacists, and anyone else who contributes to this crisis with new law enforcement tools and determination. And we have seen results. After two years of rising violent crime and homicides prior to this administration, those trends have reversed — thanks to the hard work of our prosecutors and law enforcement around the country.
I am particularly grateful to the fabulous men and women in law enforcement all over this country with whom I have served. I have had no greater honor than to serve alongside them. As I have said many times, they have my thanks and I will always have their backs.
Most importantly, in my time as Attorney General, we have restored and upheld the rule of law — a glorious tradition that each f us has a responsibility to safeguard. We have operated with integrity and have lawfully and aggressively advanced the policy agenda of this administration.
I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the Presidency.
Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President.
Jefferson B. Sessions III
Sessions took heat from Trump supporters for recusing himself from the Russia investigation which has yet to deliver any solid evidence of ‘collusion’ with the Trump campaign.
The left is going absolutely bat-guano crazy wondering where this leaves the Russia investigation.
Here’s a sample fo the discussion on CNN:
- Will Whitaker ditch the Russia investigation? He’s a partisan that said in the past that the investigation has ‘gone too far.’
- Rod Rosenstein got snubbed for this job and will now be meeting with the President, what’s this meeting going to look like?
- Will Mueller be the next one that President Trump fires?
- Who will be the permanent replacement for Jeff Sessions?
Well, it looks like the hysteria will be ratcheted up to 11 for the next while.
As for who will replace Sessions, we’re just going to have to wait and see.
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