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Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions!
11-08-2018, 11:44 AM #1
Strigoi Diavolul
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11-08-2018, 11:47 AM #2
Strigoi Diavolul
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Quote:What happens now?

Matthew Whitaker can now assume control of the Mueller inquiry, which has been under the control of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until now.

The president cannot directly fire the special counsel, whose investigation Mr Trump has repeatedly decried as a witch hunt. But Mr Sessions's replacement will have the power to fire Mr Mueller or end the inquiry.

More @ bbc.com

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11-08-2018, 11:54 AM #3
Strigoi Diavolul
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No idea, but this is going to get real interesting.

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11-08-2018, 12:00 PM #4
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Quote:he future of the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign was thrown into uncertainty Wednesday after President Donald Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a move that will result in a change in the probe's supervision.

Trump named as acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, Sessions chief of staff, who as a legal commentator last year wrote that special counsel Robert Mueller III appeared to be taking his investigation too far.

A Justice Department official said Wednesday that Whitaker would assume final decision-making authority over the special counsel probe instead of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Since last year, Rosenstein has overseen the investigation because Sessions, a key Trump surrogate in 2016, recused himself from dealing with matters involving the campaign. It wasn't immediately clear what role, if any, Rosenstein may play in the probe going forward.

As the ultimate supervisor of the investigation, Whitaker could sharply curtail Mueller's authority, cut his budget or order him to cease lines of inquiry.

However, Whitaker's role could still be reviewed by ethics officials. Comments he has made about Mueller's investigation could put pressure on him to recuse himself, as Sessions did.

A legal commentator before he came into the Justice Department, Whitaker has mused publicly about how a Sessions replacement might reduce Mueller's budget "so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt."

He wrote in a September 2017 column that Mueller had "come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing" after CNN reported that the special counsel could be looking into Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russia.
Some Democrats immediately called for Whitaker to recuse himself from supervision of the investigation, including Sen. Minority Leader Charles Schumer, N.Y.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has also been investigating the 2016 election, said in a statement that any effort to interfere in Mueller's investigation would be a "gross abuse of power by the President."

"While the President may have the authority to replace the Attorney General, this must not be the first step in an attempt to impede, obstruct or end the Mueller investigation," Warner said.
Read more - https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati...story.html

patpat.gif poor Chuck

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11-08-2018, 12:34 PM #5
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This outs "Q".


11-08-2018, 01:14 PM #6
Mars Member
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lol.gif Just waking up, and holy Jesus yay.gif beercheer.gif cheers.gif Great news to start the day.
11-08-2018, 05:23 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Good news is always welcome... but wtf is gonna' happen now? uhoh.gif


11-08-2018, 07:19 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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CBS claims Chris Christie is going to be next AG  scream.gif

11-08-2018, 07:31 PM #9
Adde All in Moderation
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wtf2.gif He's more anti cannabis than Sessions and that's the last thing Trump needs.
11-08-2018, 07:35 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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(11-08-2018, 07:31 PM)Adde Wrote:  wtf2.gif He's more anti cannabis than Sessions and that's the last thing Trump needs.

Hi Gurl wave.gif
11-08-2018, 07:43 PM #11
Adde All in Moderation
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hug.gif Hey Octo! How's everything up in the greatest white north?
11-08-2018, 08:04 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Not so white yet, can't wait for the snow tbh time.gif
11-08-2018, 08:13 PM #13
Adde All in Moderation
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We're still pushing 50 for highs in mid November. blink.gif
11-08-2018, 08:19 PM #14
Meh Member
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62 and rain, doesn't feel like November here either except it's getting darker earlier and raining all the time.
11-09-2018, 02:35 AM #15
Griobhtha Member
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(11-08-2018, 07:19 PM)Octo Wrote:  CBS claims Chris Christie is going to be next AG  scream.gif


No way Trump puts him in. Trump already figured out to star away from him.



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