Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

By | 2018-11-07T12:13:41+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |29 Comments

Well, we knew it was coming. 

Courtesy of Rolling Stone:

Less than 24 hours after Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, Attorney General Jeff Sessions became the first casualty of President Trump’s post-election cabinet purge.

Sessions submitted his resignation letter on Wednesday.

“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote.

Sessions faced repeated scorn and ridicule by Trump for his decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates conspired with Russia. Sessions’ departure could pave the way for a new attorney general who could place new restrictions on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into all things Trump-Russia, or move to shut down that investigation entirely.

Matthew Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff, will replace him as acting attorney general. Whitaker wrote an op-ed last year that criticized the Mueller investigation for “going too far” and urging Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has and will continue to oversee the probe, to rein it in. “Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing,” Whitaker wrote.

In the Sessions resignation letter, he says that this was at “your request” which means that Trump essentially fired him. 

Keep in mind that Trump said NOTHING about this during that contentious press conference this morning. 

Now with this change, Robert Mueller will no longer report to Rod Rosenstein and instead will receive direction from this Matthew Whitaker guy who is totally loyal to Donald Trump. 

I think that this is a clear red flag which indicates that the Mueller investigation is in real jeopardy. 

And the new Democratically led Congress can do nothing about it since they will not take charge until January. 

This is bad. Very, very bad.

Update: The Jeff Sessions resignation did not have a date.

This means that it was likely written awhile ago. 

They always knew this was the plan.

Update: Okay does this worry anyone else?


Because it is freaking me out.

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29 Comments

  1. Anon November 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Sessions’ replacement is a Trump apologist who said he believes that the Mueller probe has gone on too long.
    The fireworks are about to begin.

  2. White Rabbit November 7, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Let’s just calm down and keep our eyes on the prize. He’s a vicious sick SOB who can’t stand the fact that they lost the House and a woman – who has no fear of him whatsoever -,will be running it. This stunt at this time is about changing the conversation. Don’t fall for it.

    Sessions, according to the ACLU, is the worst AG in the country’s history. Good riddance. It’s pretty obvious Mueller doesn’t have much. And again – he’s not going to save us from Trump. We have to save ourselves. By voting, running, working for and contributing to Democrats. The 2020 race started today. Don’t play into his hands.

    Try this: don’t watch Rachel Maddow play The Russia Rag again tonight. Instead read the bios of the young men – and lots of women – who will be coming to DC to serve in Congress. I guarantee you will be inspired and uplifted. The resistance is now the US House, thank God. Focus on that, not the Orange Asshole’s latest outrage. We don’t have time to waste on that self-indulgence any more.

    • Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      It’s pretty obvious Mueller doesn’t have much
      =======================
      Are you a part of his team because you don’t know anything about what Mueller has or doesn’t have. The fact that little donnie is so afraid of Mueller tells me he must have something.

      • White Rabbit November 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

        No I am not a member of the Mueller team. I read the newspapers. Roger Stone? Really? That’s all ya got?
        Voters don’t care about Russia. They care about health care, jobs, women’s rights, gun safety. Come on!
        We spend the next two years talking about Russia, Trump wins in 2020.

        • Lewsiffer November 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

          Trump will win in 2020, we’re going to have 8 years of him but just as the GOP did to Obama hopefully we’ll have an obstructionist house that will cockblock all of the legislation and processes until 2024 when hopefully the POTUS will be Dem.

      • Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

        Mueller doesn’t have anything, and Trump will serve two terms if he chooses.

        Nobody wants to admit it, but he is actually very good at politics.

        His ace in the hole is he just doesn’t care what people (the left really) think about him. He is not beholden to care about tarnishing a political legacy.

  3. Beaglemom November 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I sure hope that Sessions regrets having joined Don the Con in his fear mongering a couple of days before the election about all that “voter fraud” and the violence that would follow. He should be ashamed that he stooped so low. But then he’s pretty short.

  4. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I read that he FIRED sessions. His replacement is against the Mueller probe, obstruction of justice is a little obvious.

    We don’t even get a breather after the election and little donnie has to muck things up again. Obviously he is very afraid of what is coming in January.

  5. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Poor Miss Lindsey, all that he has been doing to help little donnie and he was passed over for the AG job.

  6. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Of course trump never bothers with doing things legally
    =================================================

    Judge Anthony Napolitano says that assigning Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG is illegal

    Today Fox’s not-quite-so-crazy on air Judge, Anthony Napolitano, stated that the selection of Jeff Session’s former chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG may in fact be illegal because he was never confirmed by the Senate.

    “Under the law, the person running the Department of Justice must have been approved by the United States Senate for some previous position. Even on an interim post,” Napolitano said.
    Napolitano continued saying that next in line for the position is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    “[Whitaker] was not confirmed by the United States Senate for a leadership position at the Justice Department. The White House will have to work this out. Who has been confirmed and who’s next in line? Deputy attorney general Rosenstein,” he said.

    Even if you disagree with Napolitano and feel that as a recess appointment Whitaker can at least serve until the beginning of the new Congress in January, he would still have a problem under the Presidential Vacancies Act to serve up to 210 days because now former AG Sessions specifically stated that he didn’t resign, he was asked to resign which means he was fired and the PVA doesn’t apply.

    On top of this there is the issue that Mr. Whitaker has also repeatedly criticized the Mueller investigation indicating that his taking over control of that investigation from Rod Rosenstein — which has just occurred — may be a direct ethics violation under DOJ rules……

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/11/7/1810991/-Judge-Anthony-Napolitano-says-that-assigning-Matthew-Whitaker-as-Acting-AG-is-illegal?utm_campaign=trending

    • Anonymous in Chicago November 7, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Anonymous 2:24pm Thank you so much for that very interesting information that no one else has reported. I hope Trump has shot himself in the foot.

      Also, on MSNBC, one of the commentators reported that Matthew Whitaker was an informant to the White House about the Mueller investigation and he was giving inside information to Trump and his attorneys while he served as Jeff Sessions Chief of Staff – what a rat. ! Matthew Whitaker should wake-up and be worried that he may be part of Mueller’s investigation!

      • Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 9:25 pm - Reply

        “Also, on MSNBC, one of the commentators…”

        Yes thank you, thank you for playing lol.

  7. anonymous November 7, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    A Miami Beach Scam Took Millions of Dollars From Thousands of Inventors, Feds Say UPDATED
    Brittany Shammas | August 22, 2017 | 8:00am

    “Update: On November 7, 2018, Matthew Whitaker, a lawyer who sat on the board of World Patent Marketing, was appointed acting Attorney General of the United States by President Donald Trump.

    Ryan Masti could hardly believe what he was hearing. The soft-spoken college senior who’d grown up on a farm in a speck-size New York town listened breathlessly as a World Patent Marketing rep told him the company wanted to partner with him on his invention. In fact, the man told Masti, the CEO of the topnotch Miami Beach-based firm thought his idea could make millions.”

    https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/world-patent-marketing-scam-took-millions-of-dollars-from-inventors-9605870

  8. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    trump collude with putin. putin to this day has his hand up trumps ass as his puppetmaster. trump is the rich bitch with his hands tp everyones colective ass as their puppetmaster. i believe none of what trump and the republicans do is without putins masterminding and approval.

  9. anonymous November 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/07/matthew-whitaker-trump-attorney-general-us-firm

    Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam

    Matthew Whitaker sat on advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered to pay $26m settlement in May

  10. Nottobedisplayed November 7, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Rapid response plan call to action nationwide! https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

    Join the protest in your city Thursday November 12 at 5 PM. Enter your Zip code to find the event near you https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

    • Lewsiffer November 7, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Have at it. Mueller has been neutered for the moment but history will tell the truth. We all know that Trump is a dirty Russian operative, but now apparently is not the time that any of that will be revealed. At least we have a government in a static state until 2024.

      • Some things never change November 7, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        I think you will learn Russia has been in the USA controlling things in money ways. Roaring 1920’$ anyone? Yeah. It started THEN.
        History will show Woodrow Wilson got the Central Bank opened in 1913. Helluva patriot.
        He later regretted helping Russia.
        Little late for that doncha think?
        I think a modern day audit can shake them out. Wherever they lay low and milk America dry. 😉

  11. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Trump fired sessions to take the. news cycle off the great, huge gap democratic win.

    He aleady is threatening the democrats that he will only work with them if they don’t investigate him..LOL is the little dictator in for a big surprise. He doesn’t get to tell them what they can do.

    • Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      huge democratic win lol?

  12. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Odd that an attorney, let alone the Attorney General would not DATE their ‘Trump fired me, but we are going to pretend I resigned” letter. unless he dated it under his signature.

  13. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    would make me wonder what does trump and the republicans have to hide?

  14. Anonymous November 8, 2018 at 2:00 am - Reply

    They have been preparing for this for a long time. Ever since they installed the asskisser as Sessions deputy and Trump had Sessions sign the confession. Trump was just waiting for the outcome and distraction of the midterms.

  15. anon November 8, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/new-acting-ag-matthew-whitaker-defended-mans-right-call-lgbtq-people-gaystapo-enemy-religious-beliefs/

    ‘gaystapo’ Whitaker was a volunteer attorney for the anti-gay Christian right organization Liberty Institute.

    https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/organization-details/liberty-institute

    Liberty Institute is committed to protecting and defending religious liberty in America – in our schools, for our churches, in the military, and throughout the public arena. NOW THIS>

    http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/10645

  16. Anonymous November 10, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    But the little shit left a parting gift. The DOJ and Feds now have their hands tied when dealing with racist police departments as far as investigations and such.

    Thanks Jeff. You’ve been a real asshole. History will not be kind.

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