The president has been upset that Sessions recused himself from the special counsel investigation into whether there was collusion between members of the Trump team and Russian Federation during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
But with Sessions being pushed out yesterday, that oversight now reverts to his replacement, his former chief of staff, and now the acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker.
Sessions had recused himself from overseeing the investigation and that role had devolved upon the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. Mitt Romney, who just won election to the U.S. Senate from Utah, also tweeted that the Mueller probe should be allowed to proceed "to its conclusion unimpeded".
Asked Wednesday if Whitaker would take control of the probe, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores said Whitaker would be "in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice".
As Mueller's new boss, Whitaker has significant power to hobble or even halt the investigation that Trump has long called a "witch hunt". Trump had been widely expected to fire Sessions after Tuesday's midterm elections.
Those concerns are now focused on the future of the Mueller probe, which began as a look into alleged links with Russians seeking to disrupt the election and expanded into an investigation of billionaire Trump's murky finances, including his business ties to Russia.
In fact, Whitaker told CNN previous year that a future attorney general could limit Mueller by reducing the budget "so low that his investigations grinds to nearly a halt".
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT also criticized Whitaker's appointment.
When Sessions recused himself early on from overseeing the investigation, based on contacts with Russian officials during Trump's campaign, the president had pressured him to resign, but Session stuck it out. It culminated in the White House later banning a CNN reporter who questioned the President aggressively on why he insisted on calling a migrant caravan that is hundreds of miles from the USA border an 'invasion'. But a new special counsel was appointed soon after, and the firing of Cox was found by a court to be illegal on November 14, 1973. At this point, the investigation has lasted almost a year and a half.
"We're a co-equal branch in the government, and we have a responsibility to understand what happened in 2016 and to prevent it from ever happening again", King said. The latest indication of the fury came Wednesday when he forced out his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, whose recusal opened the door to Mueller's appointment.
The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later. Sessions began his resignation letter to President Trump by stating he was submitting the resignation at Trump's request.
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Whitaker's views as an outside commentator before joining the government have been music to the ears of Trump and Republicans. He recused himself the next day, saying it would be inappropriate to oversee an investigation into a campaign he was part of.
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Rouhani said even without the waivers Iran would still be able to sell its oil, semi-official Tasnim news agency reported . Talking at the meeting, the new Economy Minister Farhad Dejpasand said Iran has "plans" to overcome sanctions.
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White House suspends CNN's Jim Acosta
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Apple spruces up Macs, iPad Pros and raises prices
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All Blacks on brink of history in England Test
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It's Election Day - races are in the voters' hands
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Beto O'Rourke vs. Ted Cruz
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