3 things Jeff Sessions did as attorney general that history should remember

3 things Jeff Sessions did as attorney general that history should remember

Trump has continuously threatened that he has the power to shut down what he calls "a witch hunt" and on Wednesday he took the first potential step when he replaced his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, with loyalist Matthew Whitaker.

"Whitaker is in no position to oversee this investigation and must immediately recuse himself", Landolti said. Nobody Is Above The Law said it wants Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the investigation.

McConnell said the Senate would begin work processing the nomination of a new attorney general as soon as a name is sent over for advice and consent.

"I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about it", Trump said of the Russian Federation probe, adding he did not rule out sitting down for an interview with Mueller. He was a George W. Bush loyalist - named a former USA attorney in Iowa under Bush - but like many others, he has become a big admirer of Trump along the way.

On Friday, Trump moved to distance himself from Whitaker, saying, "I don't know Matt Whitaker". Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions and he was always extremely highly thought of and he still is. He will be replaced by Matthew Whitaker, a former US attorney who was hired as Sessions' chief-of-staff in October 2017.

"I think it is a no-brainer", he said.

Sessions - who bonded with Trump over their populist views on trade and immigration - became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump in February 2016 when he announced his support of the NY businessman's then-underdog campaign.

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Authorities have not released numerous victims' names but among those who have been confirmed are three men and one woman. The gunman, who served in Afghanistan in the Marines , died at the scene, and a motive has not been released.

Schumer said Trump's appointment of Whitaker without Senate confirmation "ignored the statutory line of succession and potentially violated the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, which requires all principal officers of the government to be nominated by the president by and with the advice and consent of the Senate".

Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation, and describes Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt".

About 400 convened Thursday along the Riverwalk in Naperville to rally in support of the continuation of the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Federal prosecutors have said in court papers that the case involves numerous "uncharged" third parties and have argued against disclosing search warrants and other documents that would "certainly result in a very public guessing game" about their identities.

But with Sessions being pushed out yesterday, that oversight now reverts to his replacement, his former chief of staff, and now the acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker.

Mueller's probe looks to establish whether Trump or his campaign actively colluded with them to steal the White House. Officials there have said Whitaker will follow the regular procedure in handling any ethics issues that arise.

One associate, Jerome Corsi, said in a video recording Monday that he's "been involved in a really constant basis" for two months with Mueller's investigation.

Sisters Mary Jane Peabody, Linda Schmidt and Brenda Tirrell, who have named themselves the "perSISTERS", traveled from different places in the Upper Valley to attend the protest, citing what they described as "a feeling that the nation is in crisis".

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