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Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions,
names Matthew Whitaker as interim replacement

USA Today, by Kevin Johnson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/7/2018 3:31:14 PM

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, following a yearlong public shaming campaign that has raised questions about whether the president improperly interfered with the Justice Department’s inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump, who requested Sessions´ resignation, named the attorney general´s chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to serve as interim attorney general. "Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as attorney general of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country,"

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I am sad about the Jeff Sessions situation. He was a bad fit for the AG post and was badly treated by the President who chose him. Time to put the mistake behind each of them. I wish Jeff Sessions well.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/7/2018 3:34:12 PM     (No. 11823323)

Sessions just wasn´t the fighter that Trump needs. It was a bad fit. It happens sometimes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/7/2018 3:34:18 PM     (No. 11823324)

FAKE NEWS LIARS!

Wash. Examiner reports that Sessions RESIGNED.

Man I can´t stand liberal liars.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: scottc, 11/7/2018 3:34:47 PM     (No. 11823325)

Good riddance sleepy

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 11/7/2018 3:36:55 PM     (No. 11823328)

When someone takes a job without telling his hiring manager that he plans to abstain from doing one of its most important parts, yeah, being a ´bad fit´ is one way to describe it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/7/2018 3:37:30 PM     (No. 11823329)

FTA:

Sessions’ recusal in March 2017 for failing to disclose election-year meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak – and Trump´s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017 – prompted the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as the Justice Department’s special counsel to direct the ongoing, wide-ranging Russia inquiry.

Kisiyak was swanning around Washington, socializing with anyone he could collar. I don’t recall Sessions’s ever having had a private meeting with him or even more than just a casual meeting at a social occasion.

Nonetheless Sessions left the President in an untenable situation. Few knew the real reason for his recusal. He suffered for having done it, but under the circumstances had no apparent choice.

Rosenstein was a big, big mistake. He did great damage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/7/2018 3:40:28 PM     (No. 11823336)

Re #2, here’s what the Washington Examiner said:

Sessions submitted his resignation in a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions´ resignation letter was delivered by hand to the White House after it was requested by President Trump earlier Wednesday.

Could be ambiguous wording, but it appears that President Trump may have requested his resignation. More likely than his having been fired. Reporters and headline writers often run wild with these stories.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: readaholic, 11/7/2018 3:44:02 PM     (No. 11823340)

It was an unfortunate situation all the way around.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: msjena, 11/7/2018 3:46:04 PM     (No. 11823341)

He resigned at Trump´s request. Can someone say no to that? As for Sessions, he never should have recused himself without informing Trump first. That sealed his fate. I guess it had been so long since Sessions had held a real job that he forgot you need to tell your superior before you act on something consequential. And he didn´t need to recuse himself at all. That is the irony.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: schnapps, 11/7/2018 3:46:11 PM     (No. 11823342)

You can read the resignation letter here

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/jeff-sessions-resigns-as-attorney-general

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/7/2018 4:03:31 PM     (No. 11823366)

Sessions betrayed the President by never being honest with him about what he would do - recuse himself. He stood by enemies of the law like Rosenstein rather than the man who honored him with his job. He was never who he was portrayed to be. Jeff is an excellent example of what is really in people gets squeezed out into the open when intense pressure is applied. Democrats are out there applauding Sessions. It tells us all we need to know. The President and the DOJ are the victims here, not Sessions.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 11/7/2018 4:22:53 PM     (No. 11823388)

I agree with #4 and #10. Sessions was a disaster and bears some of the culpability for his own situation. He should have fought harder against The Swamp and the Enemedia about the way they characterized the random, harmless, totally normal Russian-dude meeting amongst large groups of other people. Apparently everyone in DC and their cousin met that dude back then. Sessions didn’t have to fall on his sword, but he didn’t have to curl up in a ball and play dead either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Samoasam, 11/7/2018 4:38:40 PM     (No. 11823410)

Wrong! Sessions resigned with a letter. He wasn’t fired. USA Today.is a small time rag. Just as bad as the NYT or WP, but small time, if it weren’t for the give aways at motels, nobody would know about it. Shameless and despicable.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MissMolly, 11/7/2018 4:40:53 PM     (No. 11823413)

When your boss instructs you to resign, you have been fired.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: meidei, 11/7/2018 5:58:29 PM     (No. 11823503)

DJT was mistaken to weaken the Senate by appointing members to cabinet positions, especially if the senator is well-liked in his/her home state. That goes for the House also.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/7/2018 8:10:25 PM     (No. 11823658)

Now, nominate Jeanine Pirro to replace Sessions!

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