Trump Fires Jeff Sessions to Obstruct Justice

CNN’s Jake Tapper reacts to the the firing of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

 

Matt Whitaker: Lackey for Trump

Matt Whitaker is a Republican partisan and a Trump Loyalist who’s unfit to be in charge of the Department of Justice. Whitaker has reportedly operated as a kind of White House spy at the Department of Justice to keep tabs on officials who might be suspiciously independent of Trump. Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly “has privately described [Whitaker] as the West Wing’s ‘eyes and ears”’ in a department the president has long considered at war with him,” the New York Times reported.

 

A slow-motion Saturday night massacre

Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions – and installing a loyalist in his place — is a break-the-glass moment.

 

Representative Adam Schiff: “A Slow-Moving Saturday Night Massacre”

Schiff warns about Trump’s ongoing efforts to sabotage the Mueller probe following reports that Rod Rosenstein was about to be fired.

 

Who is acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker?

President Trump fired Jeff Sessions as attorney general and appointed Sessions’ chief of staff Matt Whitaker to serve as the acting attorney general. CNN’s Jessica Schneider has the details.

Firing Jeff Sessions and replacing with Matthew Whitaker who has stated that he wants to stop Mueller’s investigations is more proof that Trump is Lawless and a threat to democracy.

Whitaker has publicly attacked the FBI for failing to indict Hillary Clinton for using a personal email. He defended Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to meet with a Russian operative promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. He opposed the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian election interference (“Hollow calls for independent prosecutors are just craven attempts to score cheap political points and serve the public in no measurable way.”) Whitaker has called on Rod Rosenstein to curb Mueller’s investigation, and specifically declared Trump’s finances (which include dealings with Russia) off-limits. He has urged Trump’s lawyers not to cooperate with Mueller’s “lynch mob”:

 

Trump is clearly the most corrupt, lawless President on History