Sessions resigns as Attorney General

09 November, 2018, 08:48 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Democrats and Republicans warn White House against impeding Russia inquiry as Trump replaces Sessions with ally

Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trump's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

"Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation", the release states.

Overseeing it all is Whitaker, a former college football player and United States attorney from Iowa who was brought into the Justice Department past year to serve as Sessions' chief of staff.

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he's "profoundly concerned" that the new acting attorney general is someone who has criticized and publicly expressed skepticism about the Russian Federation investigation. When Sessions was appointed Attorney General by President Trump, the Democrats outrageously smeared him by alleging, among other things, that he was a racist.

Several Republican senators, including the newly elected Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate, said that the investigation led by Robert Mueller must be allowed to reach its conclusion.

"It is time for Rosenstein.to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel", Whitaker wrote. They also said they will continue to conduct parallel investigations alongside special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, and urging them to preserve all relevant documents. He'd attempted a run for Senate in 2014, but lost to Republican Joni Ernst. Mueller and Trump's lawyers have negotiated for months about a possible interview, with no agreement in sight. "I'd like to know the truth", said Pat Noga, an Emmaus resident. Two things. First, the Democrats were delighted to have an Attorney General who recused himself from all matters relating to the Trump presidential campaign, including but not limited to Russian Federation, broadly construed. I'm confident the White House is looking for someone who the President and country can have confidence in, and be confirmed by the Senate.

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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT also criticized Whitaker's appointment. Rosenstein was at the center of a recent controversy after it was reported that in the spring of 2017 he raised the idea of Cabinet members invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president and suggested that he should secretly record Trump.

And though Democrats have called for him to recuse himself because of his past comments, the case is less clear-cut than it was for Sessions - who stepped aside because of his prominent role in Trump's campaign.

Trump repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse himself.

You reported today that that doesn't seem likely, that recusal.

But Paul Rosenzweig, a former senior counsel to independent counsel Kenneth Starr, said he thought such a lawsuit would be unlikely to succeed because the US Supreme Court has said the president has wide latitude to fire executive branch officials.

"For our democracy to work, no one - including the president - can be above the law", she said.

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