Sessions realized too late that Whitaker was auditioning for his job

Frederick Owens
November 12, 2018

The removal of the top US law enforcement officer raised questions among Democrats concerned about the acting replacement Trump named for Sessions and what moves might follow.

Hundreds of local activists protested against President Donald Trump on Thursday, opposing his controversial decision to ask for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which they believe may threaten Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Whitaker was tapped by the White House to serve as Sessions' chief of staff in September 2017, with sources describing then-White House counsel Don McGahn as the person behind the hiring.

He made the remarks to a conservative forum in April 2014. But instead of announcing that Rosenstein would assume the position of Acting Attorney General, Trump turned to a passionate loyalist to take charge of overseeing an investigation Whitaker has publicly called a "witch hunt."

"I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because politically I don't like stopping it", Trump told a White House news conference.

Speaking in Kentucky on Friday, McConnell said he expects acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to be "a very interim" attorney general.

Both are false narratives created to protect and empower the special counsel's fanged cabal of Trump-hating prosecutors while also attempting to intimidate the president.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't "know" his newly appointed acting U.S. attorney general just two days after he appointed him as the nation's top enforcement officer. The latest indication of his fury came Wednesday when he forced out his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, whose recusal opened the door to Mueller's appointment.

Republican Senator Susan Collins said Mueller must be allowed to complete his investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow.

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"There have been reports about Whitaker's past comments questioning the power and reach of the federal judiciary, and about his ties to an invention-promotion company that was accused of misleading consumers".

"He was very, very highly thought of, and still is highly thought of, but this only comes up because anybody that works for me, they do a number on them", Trump said.

Some legal analysts say that choice may be illegal because unlike Rosenstein, Whitaker had not been confirmed for his job by the Senate.

It is signed by the attorneys general, all Democrats, of Massachusetts, New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

Whitaker, a former US attorney from Iowa, was not hired and he continued to work as a political pundit for CNN.

"Therefore, Whitaker can not serve as acting Attorney General".

Undoubtedly there is question to the intent of Trump's appointment of Whitaker.

"The Russia investigation is a hoax... a phony hoax", Trump added.

He has also been pressing to interview Trump on his 2016 campaign's ties to Russian Federation and allegations that he obstructed the investigation.

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