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08.11.2018 - 05:55 [ CNN ]

Donald Trump just seized control of the Russia probe

In firing Sessions — by tweet, natch — Trump announced that Matt Whitaker, Sessions‘ chief of staff at Justice, would become the acting Attorney General, a post he can hold for roughly 200 days because he has not been confirmed previously by the Senate.

But even having Whitaker in the job for the next 100 days could be enough for Trump. Whitaker has been openly critical of the breadth of Mueller’s investigation and even mused on this chain of events in a 2017 interview with CNN:

07.11.2018 - 22:52 [ Donald J. Trump / Twitter ]

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….

….We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.
(7.11.2018)

01.08.2018 - 21:51 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders. He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t government tell me that he was under investigation. These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion – a Hoax!

01.08.2018 - 21:51 [ ABC News ]

Trump to Sessions: Shut down Russia probe

„This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!“ Trump wrote, in the third of a series of tweets.

01.08.2018 - 21:44 [ CNN ]

Donald Trump just tweeted something new about the Russia investigation — and it’s huge

Trump’s lawyers immediately sought to walk the tweet back. Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Dana Bash that Trump was „was expressing his opinion on his favorite medium, Twitter, for asserting his First Amendment rights“ and said the tweet wasn’t a demand.