President Trump announced Wednesday that Jeff Sessions had resigned as attorney general and will be replaced by Matthew Whitaker, who had been Sessions' chief of staff at the Justice Department. Whitaker will also replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "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," Mr. Trump tweeted. "He will serve our Country well." Mr. Trump added that a "permanent replacement" for Sessions "will be nominated at a later date." Sessions resigned at Mr. Trump's request. From 2004 to 2009, Whitaker served as the U.S. Attorney for the Souther District of Iowa. He then ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2014, but finished well behind Joni Ernst, who went on to win the seat in … [Read more...] about Who is Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general?
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Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:WHAT'S AT STAKE IN TONIGHT'S FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL DEBATEThe most important overlooked race in Florida – one that could alter the state's relationship with President Donald Trump and affect the Trump agenda – will see its only televised debate tonight. It's the attorney general's race, for an office sometimes considered the second most powerful elected post in Florida. With Republican incumbent Pam Bondi term-limited, Democrat Sean Shaw faces Republican Ashley Moody for the post. Bondi has been an ardent backer of Trump, and Moody promises to follow to a large degree in her footsteps. Shaw, on the other hand, has called Trump unfit for office, and likely would use his power to attack Trump and his agenda.'THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT'S OKAY,' CLAIMS TAMPA MAN ACCUSED OF GROPING WOMAN ON FLIGHTA Tampa man is facing a federal charge of abusive sexual contact after the FBI said he groped a woman’s breast … [Read more...] about News at noon: What’s at stake in tonight’s Florida attorney general debate; ‘The president says it’s okay,’ claims Tampa man accused of groping woman on flight; and more
POLITICS 09/24/2018 10:59 am ET He was overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia during the 2016 election. By Antonia Blumberg and Marina Fang Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, is expecting to be fired Monday, according to several reports. Axios reported that he had already resigned Monday, in anticipation of Trump firing him. Rosenstein’s potential departure follows a report by The New York Times on Friday that in 2017, he’d suggested covertly recording the president in the White House and had discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Rosenstein firmly denied the allegations. The Times report echoed an anonymous op-ed published by a senior Trump administration official … [Read more...] about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Expecting To Be Fired: Reports
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan has developed a reputation for combative grilling of witnesses that appear before his congressional committees. On Thursday, it was the turn of U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of FBI and Justice Department actions surrounding the 2016 election. Afterward, plenty of people seemed to think it was Jordan who got burned. Jordan lighted on one of his favorite topics - the alleged failure of federal agencies to produce documents sought by congressional investigators. "Why are you keeping information from Congress?" Jordan demanded of Rosenstein, inquiring about redactions in documents that Congress received that indicated FBI agent Peter Strzok was friends with Judge Rudolph Contreras, who presided over Michael Flynn's guilty plea. Rosenstein replied that he'd heard Jordan make those accusations on TV, and he appreciated being given the chance to … [Read more...] about Watch Rep. Jim Jordan clash with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
Kevin Johnson USA TODAY Published 2:17 p.m. UTC Jun 2, 2018 WASHINGTON — In sum and substance, the speech was not unlike any other that a cabinet member might deliver as a top representative of the Trump administration. There were frequent and glowing references to the boss — noting President Trump’s “strong leadership” and “unwavering’’ defense of religious freedom. At least a dozen times, the president’s name was invoked both directly or indirectly across five pages of prepared remarks to the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society and delivered Thursday evening by a most unlikely speaker: Jeff Sessions. Only a day earlier, Trump had renewed an extraordinary public shaming campaign against his own attorney general, an effort that has now spanned nearly a year. Lamenting his nomination of the former Alabama senator, largely because of his recusal from overseeing the investigation into Russia’s … [Read more...] about Attorney General Jeff Sessions plows on despite renewed of criticism from President Trump