Sessions began his resignation letter to President Trump by stating he was submitting the resignation at Trump's request.
In another appearance the same month, Whitaker suggested that Trump could force Sessions out and replace him with an acting attorney general who would then have the power to hamper the special counsel by cutting the funding for his investigation.
You can read Sessions' full resignation letter below.
Asked whether Mr. Whitaker would assume control over Mr. Mueller's investigation, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores said he would be "in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice". "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date", Trump said in a follow up post on Twitter.
It was Clovis, no stranger to TV and radio himself, who encouraged Whitaker to get a regular commentary gig on cable television to get President Donald Trump's attention, according to friends who Whitaker told at the time. "It would create a constitutional crisis if this were a prelude to ending or greatly limiting the Mueller investigation".
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from office Wednesday.
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In August of 2017, Whitaker wrote an opinion piece for CNN that was critical of the Mueller investigation.
Trump: President Donald Trump tweeted that Matt Whitaker will take over as acting attorney general.
A couple of hours prior to Trump announcing the departure of Sessions on Twitter, former U.S. Sen. "Given his record of threats to undermine & weaken the Russian Federation investigation, Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from any involvement in Mueller's investigation".
Whitaker is expected to take charge of the the Russian Federation investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Mr Trump, a long-time critic of Mr Sessions, has thanked him for his service.
Sessions' also notably increased enforcement of the federal marijuana law, and worked to rollback discrimination protections for gay and transgender people. I believe, just today, the president indicated that he might want the Democrats in Congress to be investigated, it sounded like for criminal purposes, by the Justice Department.