Trump Sends a Message to the Democrat House

11/7/18
 
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from The Gray Area:
11/7/18:

President Trump had long criticized Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked to resign today by President Trump. The President picked the day after the mid-term election in which the House of Representatives came under Democrat control to make this announcement. Given all the Democrat bravado about investigation vs legislation, President Trump is sending a message to the new House majority, come after me and I will come after you. He said that as much in his press conference today, in response to reporter questions on the subject. Trump’s gonna need a ‘wartime consiglieri’ in there if thats the case.

As stated in the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Sessions made it clear in his resignation letter to Mr. Trump letter that the president had asked him to step down, saying he was submitting his resignation “at your request.”

Mr. Trump announced the move with a tweet saying that Matthew Whitaker, Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff, would take over as acting attorney general. Mr. Whitaker was expected to be sworn in later Wednesday.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been overseeing the inquiry in Mr. Sessions’s stead, but now Mr. Whitaker is expected to supervise the Russia probe. He has previously called for limits on the inquiry.

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