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John Brennan told MSNBC that the firing of Jeff Sessions Wednesday shows the United States may be facing a constitutional crisis “very soon.”
Democrats rushed to defend Robert Mueller’s far-reaching investigation of President Donald Trump’s past business affairs following the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as the acting replacement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller said people should “take to the streets” over President Donald Trump removing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Miller said, “The timing of this is so suspect because we’re so close to the end of the Mueller investigation. Whitaker coming in right now might be at the critical time to stop the key steps that need to happen, indictments or referral to Congress from taking place. I really do think this is a national emergency. I don’t think you can overstate the gravity of the situation. And it’s incumbent upon everyone in public life to respond to this like it’s an emergency.” He continued, “This isn’t like all of Trump’s other attempts to interfere with the investigation. He’s reached over and found the one person among dozens of political appointees at the Justice Department who has a preordained hostility, publicly stated hostility to the investigation. I think for people in Congress, they need to step up and object to this. I think for the broad public, this is the time to maybe take to the streets and say this is not what you expect
National of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan denied Wednesday that he ever led chants of “Death to America” while on a solidarity trip to Iran, claiming that he had merely asked how to pronounce the phrase in Farsi.
The legal marijuana industry is celebrating the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday afternoon.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee who is favored to be the next House Judiciary Committee chairman, revealed in a phone conversation that Democrats plan to “impeach Kavanaugh” and investigate President Donald Trump for alleged Russian collusion.
After announcing his resignation at the request of President Trump on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions exited the United States Department of Justice surrounded by standing and cheerful colleagues.
The White House on Wednesday evening suspended CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press room pass after a combative exchange with Trump.
As Attorney General Jeff Sessions departs President Trump’s administration, New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says there is “obviously no one” left to enforce immigration law in the president’s cabinet.
Susan Hennessey is calling on White House press corp members to boycott future briefings after Jim Acosta had his press credentials revoked.