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What will the dismissal of the nation’s most senior law enforcement official mean for the Russia inquiry?
Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 5:42am
Jess Session has resigned as US Attorney General at President Donald Trump’s request, raising doubts about the future of the Russia investigation.
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The former Alabama senator’s job has been under threat since he stepped aside from Robert Mueller’s inquiry into potential collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Moscow last year.
“The presidential axe that had been hovering over Jeff Sessions for what has seemed like an eternity just came swinging down with a thud,” says the BBC’s Anthony Zurcher.
Sessions will be temporarily replaced as the nation’s most senior law enforcement official by his chief of staff and Trump loyalist, Matthew Whitaker.
Democrats immediately began to call for Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller inquiry, citing his earlier criticism of the probe, NPR reports.
In an op-ed for CNN last year, Whitaker said reports of Mueller potentially …read more
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