Donald Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in December 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday, after enduring more than a year of harsh criticism from President Donald Trump.

Whitaker 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.

Sessions, having been a part of Trump's campaign, was recused from the matter that involves many members of the president's inner circle.

'He will serve our Country well. "A permanent replacement will be named at a later date", Trump said.

Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for the latest information. He also said that Whitaker should recuse himself given previous comments about defunding and putting limitations on the probe. Whitaker has previously criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In August of a year ago, he wrote an op-ed for CNN titled "Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far", where he denounced the special counsel's decision to look into the Trump family finances.

Whitaker, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa during the George W. Bush administration, vied for the GOP Senate nomination in Iowa in 2014 but lost to Sen.

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Sessions quickly issued his own resignation letter, admitting that he was resigning at Trump's request.

The senator also tweeted that the president's forceful resignation of Sessions means he "has something to hide".

Mr Trump, a long-time critic of Mr Sessions, has thanked him for his service.

It was Clovis, no stranger to TV and radio himself, who encouraged Whitaker to get a regular commentary gig on cable television to get President Donald Trump's attention, according to friends who Whitaker told at the time.

Sessions said was "honored to serve" and said his Justice Department "restored and upheld the rule of law - a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard". She signed onto a lawsuit by a number of states challenging Obama's Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals program, which Mr. Trump tried to end. The piece goes on to cite law enforcement sources who say non-Russia-related leads that "involve Trump associates" are being referred to the special counsel "to encourage subjects of the investigation to cooperate".

Whitaker, on the other hand, emerged quickly after his appointment as a force within the DOJ favored by Trump, a regular critic of both Sessions and Rosenstein.

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