Rumor: Donald Trump Considering Chris Christie for Attorney General

Elias Hubbard
November 9, 2018

Sessions and President Trump have had a contentious relationship nearly from the start of the administration, and the attorney general's reluctance to crack down on legal cannabis states could theoretically be attributed, in part, to that dynamic.

"I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because politically I don't like stopping it", Trump said at a stormy White House press conference that was even more tempestuous than the standard he has set.

The Mueller team is seeking information related to Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser who has been at the center of the Mueller probe in recent weeks.

Stone has said he did not, but emails, Twitter messages and his own public statements show he portrayed himself as plugged into the WikiLeaks orbit.

"It is imperative that the Administration not impede the Mueller investigation", she tweeted.

Republicans warned Trump previous year against replacing Sessions, but some of that resistance appeared to break down by late August, when several key GOP senators signaled to Trump that he could find a new attorney general after the midterm elections.

The former federal prosecutor served as Sessions' chief of staff for one year.

The demonstrations follow President Donald Trump's removal of Jeff Sessions as attorney general on Wednesday and his appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. According to Conway, this come in violation of the Constitution's appointments clause.

Most of Whitaker's career has been spent in private practice, including at a Des Moines law firm he founded with other Republican Party activists in 2009.

After then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions handed in his resignation Wednesday at the president's request, activists began planning hundreds of protests, calling the movement "Nobody is Above the Law". Whitaker was Sessions' chief of staff and outwardly criticized Mueller's investigation.

"But I think most importantly, from the president's perspective, he's loyal", Cook said. Tuesday's outcome effectively kickstarted the 2020 Presidential campaign in a country that is on a perpetual election cycle. One was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in April, making it eligible for a full Senate vote. People who have known Whitaker for decades said he deserves an opportunity to prove himself.

"It is time for order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel", Whitaker wrote.

In the letter, the group of state attorneys general note that Rosenstein appears to have adequately overseen the Russian Federation probe and "should continue to do so, as Mr. Mueller's work must proceed free from interference or supervision that would appear to many Americans to be biased".

'Never before has a President designated an acting attorney general who had not previously been serving in a Senate-confirmed position, ' the group wrote in a letter to the Justice Department. "By forcing the firing (of) the attorney general, the president now threatens the rule of law itself". Justice Department officials said that under normal circumstances, the deputy attorney general would likely play an active, hands-on role in overseeing such a high profile probe, and they had no reason to believe that Rosenstein would now be cut out.

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