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FEATURING STEPHEN SPAULDING – President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the resignation of his Attorney General Jeff Sessions just hours after the midterm elections were over. The President had publicly berated Sessions repeatedly almost as soon as he began his tenure for recusing himself from overseeing the Special Counsel’s investigation. In his resignation letter Sessions made it clear that he was being fired, saying, “At your request I am submitting my resignation.”

Trump apparently does not understand that the nation’s top law enforcement officer serves the country and not the President. He has announced that the new acting Attorney General will be Matthew Whitaker, who had served as Sessions’ Chief of Staff. Whitaker will now take on the oversight of the Special Counsel investigation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – a troubling development given that Whitaker has been a guest on television shows multiple times, slamming the Russia probe.

Stephen Spaulding, Chief of Strategy and External Affairs for Common Cause.

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