Today, the president demanded his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, resign, and he got what he wanted.
This morning, just before President Trump’s post-election news conference,
Chief of Staff John Kelly called Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a message from the president: resign today.
Sessions has been on thin ice for nearly two years.
One of Trump’s earliest and staunchest supporters,
he infuriated the president shortly after becoming AG by recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
The president quickly named Sessions’ chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, as the acting attorney general.
In the past, President Trump has suggested he wants an attorney general who will protect him.
And in Whitaker, he has picked someone who has talked openly about reining in Robert Mueller.
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