Trump under fire for firing Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

The president may also decide to instruct Mr Whitaker to fire the entire Mueller team - something Mr Trump says he has the power to do.

Earlier, at a White House news conference, Trump said the Mueller investigation was not good for the United States.

They insisted on anonymity to comment on conversations they were not authorized to describe.

With Democrats grabbing control of the House of Representatives, Nadler will become the chairman of the Judiciary Committee - and could preside over impeachment proceedings against Trump. And did his campaign have advance knowledge of illegally hacked Democratic emails? Trump, who denies any collusion, has long complained about the probe, calling it a witch-hunt.

That opened the way for the new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, to assume direct supervision of Mueller, raising questions of whether he will halt the investigation to protect the president.

A permanent replacement for Sessions must be confirmed by the Senate, which Trump's Republicans will continue to control as a result of Tuesday's midterm elections.

Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, the Washington Post reported.

Sessions recused himself from overseeing a probe in March 2017, shortly after taking office.

Sessions is departing as Mueller's Russian Federation investigation grinds on.

A clear focus concerns Stone, a longtime political dirty trickster.

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If that stands, there are other ways that Trump and a newly simpatico attorney general could complicate Mueller's work.

Bannon and other Stone associates have been questioned, and multiple witnesses have appeared before the grand jury.

"First of all, I know a couple of families that are going to be positively impacted by what has happened in the state Senate today", he said.

Democrats voiced fears the removal of the top U.S. law enforcement officer may be an attempt to undermine or end the investigation.

But it's unclear what additional charges prosecutors are pursuing and how much of it pertains to the president personally. People who have known Whitaker for decades said he deserves an opportunity to prove himself.

He once opined about a situation in which Trump could fire Sessions and then appoint an acting attorney general who could stifle the funding of Mueller's probe.

If Sessions' departure was an "opening move" by Trump to meddle in Mueller's investigation, Hoyer said in a statement, "the president must be held accountable".

Gonzales said if a decision is made to curtail or end the Mueller probe, that shouldn't be made by the acting attorney general, but someone within the normal lines of the chain of authority, either the deputy attorney general or the solicitor general. 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".

He also said on CNN a year ago that he could see a scenario in which Sessions' replacement doesn't fire Mueller but "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt".

Despite demands from Democrats and ethics watchdogs that he recuse because of his past comments, Whitaker showed no signs Thursday that he meant to do so.

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