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Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

US Representative Earl Blumenauer, of OR, called the move a "major step forward for marijuana reform", also noting that US Representative Pete Sessions, of Texas, who has obstructed votes on marijuana-related legislation as chair of the House Rules Committee, was defeated in Tuesday's midterm elections.

Hundreds of protests are expected across the country today in an effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election.

Mueller is said to be in the process of writing his "final report", which is sure to be incredibly hostile to the Trump administration and people close to the president.

Sessions announced his resignation Wednesday at Trump's request, and the president chose Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general.

A look at the responsibilities of the Justice Department's top two leaders and the special counsel running the department's most consequential and politically sensitive investigation.

Some Republicans appear to have shared the Democrats' concern over the future of the inquiry, which is being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Gonzales, who was the attorney general in George W. Bush's administration from 2005 to 2007, said he doesn't know Whitaker, his qualifications or motivations, but there's a lot that calls into question his appointment. "There's no collusion", Trump said on Wednesday.

Whitaker has made no public comment since being named, but he has previously shown distinct skepticism about the probe, including calling for its scope to be curtailed.

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In turn, Mr Ratelband sued them, bringing the case to a court in the city of Arnhmen, in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland. He says that with his youthful face and an age of 49, he would get more dates, possibly with younger women.

A replacement for Mr Mueller though would have no such constraints, potentially allowing Mr Trump to hamstring the investigators.

Bondi has been a stauncher supporter of Trump during his campaign for the presidency and after taking office.

Despite Trump's criticism of the probe as a "witch-hunt", Sessions and Rosenstein both defended Mueller's integrity.

A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said that the acting attorney general - meaning Whitaker - is in charge of "all matters" within the department, including the Russian Federation probe.

Trump was only a few weeks into his presidency in March 2017 when Sessions upset him by stepping aside from overseeing an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Trump has made it clear, Swalwell said, that the only thing he cares about with the Justice Department and who runs it is "that person's position on his personal criminal exposure and that of his family in the Russian Federation probe". He replaced him- temporarily- with Mathew Whitaker, a loyalist who has criticized the Mueller investigation and wants to strangle it, and who is considered even more of a supplicant than Sessions, whose sycophancy in the face of Trump's fury and humiliating put-downs was not sufficient to save his job.

Whitaker has always been involved in Republican Party politics.

Sessions took the lead in imposing Trump's travel ban targeting a number of mostly Muslim nations, canceling the so-called Dreamer program that let the children of undocumented immigrants remain in the US and forcing the separation of migrant families as part of a border crossing crackdown.


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