Jeff Sessions future was the center of Washington speculation for months.
Everyone wanted to know when Trump would fire the Attorney General.
And now all hell is breaking loose in D.C. after Sessions shocked Trump with these five words.
Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General
The day after the midterm election, Jeff Sessions offered his resignation as Attorney General.
Donald Trump accepted it.
People predicted this outcome for months.
Sessions was on the outs with Trump because of his weakness in the Russia collusion investigation.
The Attorney General had recused himself, which then paved the way for Robert Mueller to take over the investigation.
While Sessions sat back and watched Mueller jail Trump associates, he refused to prosecute Deep State agents like James Comey and Andrew McCabe, nor did he have the FBI reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton.
Many Trump supporters were not sad to see him go.
In his resignation letter, Sessions wrote:
At your request, I am submitting my resignation.
Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as Attorney General of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country. I have done so to the best of my ability, working to support the fundamental legal processes that are the foundation of justice.
What This Means For Robert Mueller
Sessions recusal in the Russia investigation meant that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would oversee the Mueller probe.
But now that Sessions quit, Rosenstein – whom many saw as Mueller’s chief defender – is no longer in charge.
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker takes over.
Whitaker believes Mueller abused his power.
He wrote in a CNN op-ed entitled, “Mueller’s Investigation Of Trump Is Going Too Far”:
It is time for Rosenstein, who is the acting attorney general for the purposes of this investigation, to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel.
If he doesn’t, then Mueller’s investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition. This would not only be out of character for a respected figure like Mueller, but also could be damaging to the President of the United States and his family — and by extension, to the country.
Trump supporters cheered the fact that he also wrote a USA Today op-ed entitled, “I Would Have Indicted Hillary Clinton.”
A reasonable prosecutor may ask, if on numerous occasions, an unknown State Department employee had taken top secret information from a secured system, emailed that information on a Gmail account, and stored the information on a personal server for years, would that individual be prosecuted? I believe they would.
To be sure, Sessions did loyally put Trump’s immigration agenda in place.
And Trump supporters appreciate that part of his work.
But he failed at standing up for the rule of law and the foundations of democracy.
Sessions refused to see that the left was using a criminal conspiracy to, first, stop Donald Trump, and then, overturn the results of the 2016 election.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.