Worldwide

Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation in letter to President Donald Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation in letter to President Donald Trump”

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said he was resigning Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump in a move that raises questions over the future of a bombshell probe into the president's alleged collusion with Russian Federation. He took credit for reversing a recent rise in violent crime and for taking a hardline stance on illegal immigration and gangs.

Mr Trump announced in a tweet that Mr Sessions would be temporarily replaced by his own chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker.

In an undated letter addressed to President Donald Trump and released Wednesday - the day after midterm elections in which Republicans retained control of the Senate but lost the House - Sessions offered his resignation, writing that "we have restored and upheld the rule of law-a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard". "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date", the president wrote after sidestepping a question about Sessions' future during a wild press conference.

Several hours after announcing the new AG via Twitter, Mr Trump was once again condemning the Mueller investigation. The president has repeatedly belittled Sessions in public and expressed regret about appointing him.

In this photo from December 17, 2016, Jeff Sessions cheers on the crowd during a rally for Donald Trump at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Alabama. Mueller will now answer to Whitaker, who will oversee the investigation.

Catherine Herridge reads Sessions's letter of resignation.

In a CNN op-ed published previous year, Whitaker suggested the investigation had gone too far amid reports the special counsel was looking into financial records relating to the Trump Organization.

Trump's first attorney general aggressively denied any involvement that day to collude with Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 president election on Trump's behalf.

In August he took to Twitter to declare: "This is a bad situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further".

Sessions usually does not respond to the President's criticism, but he has at times pushed back. "If Mueller is indeed going down this path, Rosenstein should act to ensure the investigation is within its jurisdiction and within the authority of the original directive".

In a September, 2018 profile of Whitaker in The New York Times, Whitaker was described as a "Trump loyalist" that is known by some White House source to be Trump's "eyes and ears" in the Attorney General's office.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


07 November 2018
Aguero reaches 150 goals in record time
Palace started the game in brighter fashion. 'Morata stays at Cobham just to rest because he played very often in the last period. The win means that City are now top of the table, two points clear of Chelsea in second and Liverpool in third.

07 November 2018
Trump clashes with 'rude, bad person' Jim Acosta of CNN
Watch the exchange between Trump and Acosta below, then hit the comments with your reactions. "They weren't' actors. Trump then turned his attention to NBC's Peter Alexander - who immediately jumped to Acosta's defense.

07 November 2018
Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot
In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts . We do know that the proposal's passing doesn't mean you can walk outside and buy weed at this very moment.

07 November 2018
A Breaking Bad movie could come from creator Vince Gilligan
It's also not yet known if Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul will participate in any way. Gilligan is definitely loving teasing the fans though, as film details are pretty sparse.

07 November 2018
BTS And LOONA Win At 2018 MTV EMAs
The performance was also among the public as hundreds of Marshmello inflated balls flooded the venue for the finale. Abuja - Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, has won the first MTV Europe Music "Generation Change" award.

07 November 2018
Why Mel B cried after Spice Girls reunion announcement
Cheeky Mel B then interjected: 'But she is joining us at Wembley on June 14th, ' sparking laughter from the rest of the group. She enthused: 'We're recording an album, and we're going to the studio'.

07 November 2018
Pakistan's Imran Khan caught in 'begging' broadcast error in China
It is said that she snatched a gun during interrogation in Ghazni and tried to shoot a USA soldier. It said that a strict action has been initiated in the matter against the officials involved.

07 November 2018
Global Organic Rice Protein Market Size - Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP
Textured Soy Protein Market report offers a profitable device to evaluate the most recent Textured Soy Protein Market situation. The report that is Rice Protein confirms that amount and that the assessment of the market within the forecast time.

08 May 2018
What are the Most Attractive Gambling Destinations Across The Globe?
New research carried out by CasinoBiggestBonus.com have discovered what are the most popular destination between online gamblers. The team have quizzed 2,432 Britons that gamble online asking what is their preferred gambling destinations.

29 March 2018
Max Polyakov: The Knowledge Economy and its Opportunities for Businesses
Knowledge should be the fundamental aspect of any production process, as well as it should be used in every technological process. Furthermore, the USA accounts for more than a quarter of the world economy (24.8%); the cash equivalent is about 18 trillion USD.