What's so bad about Jeff Sessions
Personnel change in the USATrump separates from Attorney General Jeff Sessions
This expulsion is not surprising - it is rather surprising how long Sessions could last in office. President Trump had repeatedly said how dissatisfied he was with his attorney general and criticized him publicly. Many observers had the impression that he wanted to provoke a resignation. Sessions held up - until now. In his resignation letter he writes that he is submitting his resignation because the president asked him to.
Trump's main allegation revolves around the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election campaign. For Trump, they have long been a burden, because it's also about his campaign team. At his press conference after the congressional election, Trump said, "I could have ended it whenever I wanted. But I haven't. There are no collusion. You have been tracking hackers in Moscow, I don't know. You have people with tax problems and credit tracking - nothing to do with my campaign team. This is an investigation that has gone into billions of dollars. It was supposed to be a collusion, but there is no such thing. I think the investigation is very bad for our country , a shame."
Trump felt that Sessions as attorney general was of no help. Because Sessions himself had contacts with Russia during the election campaign, he had withdrawn from the investigation and transferred the supervision to his deputy. Trump said if he had known, he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general.
Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker succeeds
The key question now is: Did sessions have to go to take advantage of the congressional elections for a simple change in cabinet? Or does he have to go as part of a plan to stop Special Counsel Mueller's investigation? There are indications: Trump did not appoint Sessions as deputy attorney general, but the chief of staff Matthew Whitaker. He had thought out loud in the past about how to end the investigation.
The Democrats are already sounding the alarm in Congress. Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader in the Senate, said: "Protecting Mueller and his investigation - it's a priority. It would be a constitutional crisis if this were the beginning of restricting or ending the Mueller investigation. I hope President Trump and his advisors do not . "
Jeff Sessions had become known as a Senator from Alabama and held the post for ten years. He has always belonged to the conservative wing of the Republicans. His former colleague Stephen Miller is now in charge of strict immigration policy in the White House, a close associate of Trump. Sessions himself was one of the first senators to back Trump when he wanted to be a Republican presidential candidate - and then he was also a key adviser to the president. But above all, the Russia investigations drove a wedge between the two in the end.
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