Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the "request" of President Donald Trump on Wednesday after more than a year of public criticism from the president.
Sessions's 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.
Eric Holder and many other prominent Democrats are panicking now that Rosenstein no longer has control over the corrupt Mueller probe.
The Deep State and Democrats went from celebrating flipping the House to panicking after the President forced out AG Sessions.
Matthew Whitaker, who is taking over as Acting Attorney General is described as a “Trump loyalist” who has been privately described as the West Wing’s “eyes and ears” in the Justice Department, says the New York Times.
Up until today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s job was to oversee the Mueller probe.
According to reports, Rod Rosenstein will remain as Deputy Attorney General…for now.
The perception of very many Americans was that the now-resigned Jeff Sessions was a plant; a "block" suggested to Trump by those who knew Sessions would not prosecute the political class for the rampant crimes many believe they commit.
His inaction on many issues drew the ire of many Americans, and eventually, of President Trump as well.
Normally, when a high ranking Cabinet Official is publicly rebuked by a sitting President, that official redoubles efforts to make right what is wrong and do a better job. That didn't seem to happen with Sessions, who seemed to plod along and get little done.
What many expect to be interesting is who President Trump will nominate to replace Sessions, and moreover, what effort politicians will make to try and force the nominee to recuse himself or otherwise stay away from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Nominees should be prepared to bluntly tell the US Senate they will NOT recuse themselves from the "Russia Collusion" investigation. If any Nominee DOES recuse himself, the President should instantly withdraw that nomination and stop the process in its tracks.
Nominees should also be prepared to state boldly they intend to review the progress of the Special Counsel and if there is no progress on the (totally phony) Russia Collusion investigation, that the Special Counsel will be SHUT DOWN.
Congress needs to be told loud and clear the lifespan of this completely bogus investigation is short whether they like it or not.