When President Trump named Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his Attorney General, it was thought that he would be great as America’s top cop.
Shortly after assuming the position, Sessions announced that he would NOT prosecute Hillary Clinton for any of the crimes she was accused of.
Then he recused himself from anything dealing with Russia, including the accusations of collusion and interfering in the 2016 elections.
Many believed that Trump should have fired Sessions then or demanded his resignation, but for the past year and half, Sessions has continued to be prove that he was an impotent Attorney General.
To the delight of many, Sessions handed Trump his letter of resignation yesterday.
Fox News – Jeff Sessions, once one of President Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, has resigned as attorney general at the request of the president.
“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in a Wednesday letter to Trump.
The president tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general. Whitaker, according to sources, is now overseeing everything at the Justice Department, including the Russia investigation — despite calls from Democrats to recuse himself.
“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well,” he said…
While Whitaker will serve as acting Attorney General, I can’t help but wonder if someone else would be better for the permanent role for the next 6 years.
I also find it very interesting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the number 2 man in the Department of Justice was not named to be the Acting Attorney General, suggesting that there is still problems between Trump and Rosenstein.
My first choice would be Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
Gowdy did not run for re-election, so there would be no need to try to fill his seat with a special election
Gowdy was a real bulldog of a prosecutor before entering politics.
He is a strong conservative and loyal to the Constitution and the rule of law, something that America desperately needs.
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