Yesterday, Jeff Sessions resigned as Attorney General. CNBC reports:
- Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving the Trump administration after more than a year of public criticism from his boss, President Donald Trump.
- Trump has repeatedly hammered Sessions for his decision last year to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.
- Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, will serve as acting attorney general, Trump announced. Whitaker also will assume oversight of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign in that meddling.
The question now is, what happens next? Will the President seek to shut down the Mueller investigation, or simply urge it to finish up its work? Or will Trump ignore Mueller’s operation all together? In any case, Sessions’ old Senate seat is up for grabs in 2020, perhaps he’ll return home, and return to the Senate.