Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Silent Executioner Goes to the Block

Sessions is out as AG.

Jeff Sessions, once one of President Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, has resigned as attorney general at the request of the president.

“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in the Wednesday letter to Trump.

The president tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, who currently serves as chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general.

“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well,” he said.

Trump added: “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.”

Ultimately a pity about Jeff.

 But his loyalties were divided from the start.  He had served at Justice during the Reagan Administration and in consequence went native almost overnight once he became Attorney General.

"The president needs a war-time consigliere."

1 comment:

Mr. Bee said...

Trump brought him in to make it plain he wasn't a "wild man" who could make conservative high quality appointments. He was successful in that but couldn't see the trap set by the Donks. Now, with the left in charge of the house he needs the conservative version of Eric Holder.