Nov 20, 2018
Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, following a yearlong public shaming campaign that has raised questions about whether the president improperly interfered with the Justice Department’s inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump, who requested Sessions' resignation, named the attorney general's chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to serve as interim attorney general. Whitaker was Sessions' chief of staff and had been considered for a variety of jobs in the Trump administration, including the No. 2 post at Justice or as White House counsel. And now all hell is breaking loose with Democrats threatening new investigations and trying to get Whitaker to recuse himself concerning the Mueller Investigation. However, their efforts should prove unsuccessful according to John, it's clearly within the President's power to do so.