Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Chris Christie Being Considered To Replace Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

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Patty Aguilar | 09 November, 2018, 03:10

Congressional Democrats, concerned about protecting Mueller, called on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation in its final but potentially explosive stages.

Clovis, the 2016 Trump campaign national co-chairman, said in a May radio interview that he has been interviewed by the special counsel's team and had testified before the Mueller grand jury.

Whitaker, a former USA attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, had served as Sessions's chief-of-staff since September 2017.

She said the investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion has been winding down for weeks prior to Sessions stepping down.

A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, on Thursday called Mueller's investigation a "headache" for USA authorities but said it "has nothing to do with us", and he declined to comment on Sessions' departure.

In 2017 he even used Trump's words, warning against Mueller engaging in a "witch hunt". And the department is expected to receive a confidential report of Mueller's findings, though it's unclear how much will be public.

Separately, Justice Department prosecutors in NY secured a guilty plea from Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who said the president directed him to arrange hush money payments before the 2016 election to two women who said they had sex with Trump.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway told CNN that several people are in contention for the post but declined to name any of them.

Margaret Talev, senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News.

Sessions then had his letter, which was undated, delivered to the White House.

"The firing of Sessions is widely viewed as a possible attempt to obstruct the ongoing special counsel investigation being conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and headed by former FBI director Robert Mueller", said the organizers in a release.

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CNN's Acosta denied entry to White House following aggressive Trump press-conference
Mr Acosta stood up and began to ask a question relating to the statements Mr Trump made at the end of the midterms campaign. Mr Acosta persisted, saying: "They are hundreds of miles away". "You are a rude, awful person", Trump told Acosta.

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Sayoc is an ardent Trump supporter, and planned his attacks at least three months in advance, according to The New York Times . Sayoc's lawyer, Sarah Baumgartel, didn't fight the request and may make an application for bail at a later date.

Rosenstein remains at the department and could still be involved in oversight. Previously he was a conservative legal commentator who was critical of the scope of Mueller's probe. "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date".

The probe has been criticised by Mr Sessions's successor Matthew Whitaker.

The counselor to the president went on to give credit to Sessions for his work at the Department of Justice, including cracking down on opioid abuse as well as the MS-13 gang.

That left Whitaker in charge, at least for now, though Democrats, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said he wants "answers immediately" and "we will hold people accountable". Joni Ernst (R-IA), telling the Des Moines Register, "I'm 100 percent pro-life".

In July 2017, he said during an interview on CNN that he could envision a scenario under which a temporary attorney general doesn't fire Mueller but rather "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigations grinds to nearly a halt".

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.

Sessions, a 71-year-old former Republican senator from Alabama, was the first senator to endorse Trump's insurgent presidential campaign. "The notification to Congress is mostly about transparency".

He had also pressed to reauthorize a controversial secret domestic spying program over the Justice Department's protests.

In July 2017 Mr Trump told the New York Times: "Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else". For 18 months Rosenstein has allowed Mueller a generous budget and very broad mandate.

Trump has long expressed frustration with Sessions over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation.

The ouster of Sessions ended a partnership that soured nearly from the start of the administration and degenerated into one of the most acrimonious public standoffs between a commander-in-chief and a senior Cabinet member in modern USA history. He did not respond when asked why he was there.

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