90 Miles From Tyranny : With Sessions Gone, Trump Is ‘Entitled’ to Attorney General Who Has His ‘Full Confidence’

Thursday, November 8, 2018

With Sessions Gone, Trump Is ‘Entitled’ to Attorney General Who Has His ‘Full Confidence’

The hunt for the new DOJ head has begun in earnest, as the panel discussion on 'The Ingraham Angle' made very clear

President Donald Trump is “entitled” to have a “full-time attorney general” who has his complete “confidence” at the helm of the Department of Justice (DOJ), former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova said Wednesday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” just hours after Trump accepted former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation.

“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote to Trump in his resignation letter.

Sessions stunned Trump in March 2017 — just one month after being sworn in — when he succumbed to pressure and recused himself from overseeing the probe into allegations of Russian collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ultimately appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to direct the probe in May 2017 after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.

The relationship between the president and his now-former attorney general has been strained ever since.

Sessions, who became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump’s presidential bid during the contentious GOP primary, deeply wounded Trump by recusing himself. The president repeatedly criticized Sessions verbally and on Twitter after the recusal and the relationship soured beyond repair. Many viewed it as a mere matter of time before Trump fired Sessions.

Matthew G. Whitaker, who served as Sessions’ chief of staff at the DOJ, became acting attorney general until Trump nominates another person.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday, “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 … We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at 
Whitaker said in a statement on Wednesday evening, “It is a true honor that the president has confidence in my ability to lead the Department of Justice as acting attorney general.”
“I am committed to leading a fair department with...
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