Trump supporters have a love-hate relationship with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
President Trump has been openly contemplating firing Sessions.
And Jeff Sessions just made an announcement that ended all the rumors.
Jeff Sessions is resigning as attorney general.
He turned in his letter of resignation in the wake of the election results.
Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the “request” of President Donald Trump on Wednesday after more than a year of public criticism from the president.
Sessions’s chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will serve as acting attorney general, Trump announced.
Whitaker also will assume oversight of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign in that meddling. Whitaker by law can serve as acting AG for a maximum of 210 days.
Whitaker will have the power to fire Mueller “for cause” as outlined under rules governing the special counsel’s office, if such cause is found.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein up till now has had oversight over the Mueller probe, as a result of Sessions’ move to recuse himself from the investigation in 2017.
Donald Trump had held off on firing Sessions until now because of the Mueller probe and the Midterm Elections.
Democrats were itching to have another excuse to attack Trump ahead of voters going to the polls.
But Mueller is looking like he is wrapping up his work.
So now the sweepstakes for the next attorney general begins.
Whoever President Trump taps to take over the helm will allow Trump to make good on his promise to drain the swamp by holding rogue Deep State agents accountable.
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