Jeff Sessions has left the building

Jeff Sessions has left the building

Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the 49-year-old Iowan would serve as Jeff Sessions's temporary replacement after Trump pushed Sessions out as attorney general.

With the midterms over, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is believed to be preparing fresh indictments against Trump campaign figures, possibly including his son Donald Trump Jr. and a former campaign consultant Roger Stone, and could press for the president himself to answer questions.

Russian Federation denies meddling in the election, and Trump denies any "collusion" with Russian Federation.

In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, Trump said Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will step in as acting attorney general.

In 2017, Matthew "Matt" Whitaker wrote a scathing op-ed about the Mueller probe for CNN, arguing that it had gone too far.

"I am committed to leading a fair Department with the highest ethical standards, that upholds the rule of law, and seeks justice for all Americans".

Sessions' resignation is not all that surprising.

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Anyone who has paid attention to the long history of tension and humiliation between Sessions and Trump was not surprised. Why is the President making this change and who has authority over Special Counsel Mueller's investigation? Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and to focus on holding government accountable.

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.

Senior Republicans also seemed opposed to the news of Mr Whitaker's appointment and launched public warnings that Mr Mueller must be allowed to continue his investigation.

Gowdy said he is not concerned that Whitaker may interfere with the Mueller probe into Trump and Russian Federation, calling the Brooklyn Democrat's statement "typical Chuck Schumer".

"I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because, politically, I don't like stopping it".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said after the news broke that Trump risked creating a "constitutional crisis" if he impeded Mueller's investigation, Reuters reported.

"If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level".

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