Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG

Could Sessions resignation be an opportunity for Kris Kobach? Trump's firing of Jeff Sessions draws question mark over fate of Russia probe
Kenny Thornton | 09 November, 2018, 04:31

The resignation, in a one-page letter to Trump, came one day after Republicans lost control of the House and was the first of several expected post-midterms Cabinet and White House departures.

That could politically immobilize the president, even if the Republican-majority Senate protects the President from removal.

Good cause is a hard thing to show, especially since Mueller's actions were approved by the deputy attorney general, said Jens Ohlin, a professor of criminal law at Cornell Law School.

How could Whitaker impede Mueller without firing him?

In an effort to raise Hell about the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions and what it might mean for the Mueller investigation, Boston is joining nationwide protests Thursday with a 5 p.m. rally on Boston Common.

Whitaker also worked on Sam Clovis's failed campaign for Iowa state treasurer in 2014 after both of them ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. "A fellow Iowan, who I've known for many years, Matt will work hard and make us proud", he said in a statement.

Separately, House Judiciary Democrats called on Whitaker in a letter to recuse himself and keep the Mueller investigation under the supervision of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a career Justice Department official who has given the special counsel full scope to pursue leads. "Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn't have the confidence of the president". Sessions had endured months of public abuse from Trump, who soured on Sessions because he recused himself from oversight of the Russian Federation investigation shortly after he arrived at the Justice Department. He had frequently publicly castigated Sessions for recusing himself a year ago from the case.

Possible mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California
It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website . They said that soon after the gunman opened fire, victims were running to a nearby petrol station to get help.

Installing Whitaker could clear the way for Trump to force out Mueller.

That left Rosenstein overseeing the investigation, and he named Mueller as special counsel. Four former Trump campaign officials - including his onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign chairman Paul Manafort - are among those who have pleaded guilty.

Over the course of his investigation thus far, Mueller and his team of prosecutors indicted 32 individuals and three Russian businesses on charges ranging from computer hacking to conspiracy and financial crimes. And since Sessions technically resigned instead of forcing the White House to fire him, he opened the door under federal law to allowing the president to choose his successor instead of simply elevating Rosenstein, said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck.

He warned that there would be consequences if Mr Trump is determined to have fired Mr Sessions in order to subvert the rule of law and obstruct justice.

How many people will show up remains to be seen.

The page ratchets the perceived threat of the Sessions firing up to 11.

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