John Dean: Sessions firing seems 'planned like a murder'
Nov 13, 2018, 00:40
This week in the Russian Federation investigations: Sessions is out.
Then there's the chatter about whether the attorney general should be loyal to the president or not.
At the Justice Department's landmark headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, the big office on the fifth floor is now vacant.
"He's a highly respected man, especially by law enforcement, and I think he's going to do a great job", Trump said. Whitaker, who was serving as chief of staff for Sessions, was not serving a post that required Senate confirmation.
He has drawn scrutiny given his previous comments blasting Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, which he now oversees.
In announcing the resignation in a tweet that thanked the former Alabama senator "for his service" - Trump right away named as acting attorney general Sessions' chief of staffMatthew Whitaker.
A petition sgined by 18 Democrat attroneys general from around the nation calling for new Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe is "hypocritical" and should be aimed at Deputy General Rod Rosenstein instead, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Friday.
"Today, we saw a lot of people come out because they're really concerned about the firing of Jeff Sessions and the move to put Matt Whitaker in charge of the special counsel investigation", Forsythe said.
Sessions was sacked as attorney general with a call from Trump's chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday afternoon. "The hyperventilation of what we see here is not sustainable based on the facts". "There was interference by the Russians into the election, but that is not the collusion with the campaign". Chuck Schumer, said he should recuse himself because of his comments on the probe. Rep.
Miller defied the subpoena in May, was later held in civil contempt, and filed a lawsuit alleging that Mueller's appointment violated the U.S. Constitution and also that Rosenstein had no authority to hire him.
Definitely what an innocent president who isn't obstructing justice would say in that situation. Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia) said on Wednesday that "any effort to interfere with the special counsel's investigation would be a gross abuse of power by the president".
The president's position is that he could if he wants, but he doesn't want to because it would look bad. The special counsel's team has been investigating Stone's connection to WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign and whether he had advance knowledge of the group's plans to release hacked material damaging to Democrat Hillary Clinton. As attorney general, Sessions will primarily be remembered for the persecution of immigrants, most notably the separation of immigrant children from their parents and their imprisonment in detention camps built in the desert.
Demonstrations are taking place in more than 1,000 USA cities and towns on Thursday evening-beginning at 5:00 PM (local time)-in response to President Donald Trump "installing a hack" to oversee the ongoing investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. To his credit, Sessions pointedly pushed back against the president's criticism, insisting that the Justice Department under his leadership "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".
Sessions said in a letter to Trump that he had resigned at the president's request.
Whitaker also worked to forge a relationship with the President's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner during trips to the White House, understanding they were key to moving up in Trump's eyes.
Butler told the Timberwolves in September he wanted to be traded , and it took weeks for the team to find a deal it would accept. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the team has every intention of working out a long-term deal with Butler.
Victoria's premier, Daniel Andrews, praised the police and bystanders who rushed to help "complete strangers". Ashton said the three victims, all men, and the suspect were transported to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Palestinians gather at the Israel-Gaza fence during a protest calling for lifting the blockade on Gaza, in Gaza, October 26, 2018. The armed wing of Islamic Jihad, the second largest militant group in Gaza, threatened to continue the rocket fire on Saturday.
US sanctions on Iranian crude oil exports would take effect on November 4, prompting more countries to cut imports from Iran. One might expect the market to be nervous ahead of the impending U.S. sanctions on Iran, but the oil price dipped this week.
After winning at Wimbledon , the Serb became the champion of the US Open and won the Masters in Cincinnati and Shanghai. Fourth seed Alexander Zverev has booked a second round berth at the Paris masters after beating Francis Tiafoe.
Mega Millions has already smashed its own jackpot record, which was $656 million, shared by winners in three states in March 2012. A 2016 Powerball jackpot that was worth $1.58 billion is the current record-holder for largest jackpot in history.
Director Guillermo del Toro tweeted that Bleak House, his museum of horror movie memorabilia, was also in the path of the flames. A fire official said the blaze in northern California almost quadrupled in size overnight.
The euro fell to $1.1390 from $1.1412.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 sank 0.2 percent and Seoul's Kospi lost 1.5 percent. The response on Wall Street was to send the Dow plunging after it had opened by more than 300 points up.
The women's bodies washed up along the banks of the Hudson River in Riverside Park, on the Upper West Side, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Saudi Arabia's Consulate General in NY said in a statement that it had "appointed an attorney to follow the case closely".
Four children were in the process of crossing the road to board the bus when they were struck by Shepherd's truck. Police arrested 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd and charged her with reckless homicide and passing a school bus.
But ever since his commanding win in Japan two races ago, circumstances have been conspiring to tease him. The British driver tied the late Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina for second-most titles in F1 history.
He said that after a few seconds it appeared to lose control and crashed into the auto park just a few hundred metres away. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is believed to be the only family member who attended the 1-1 draw on Saturday night.
Trump orders crackdown on asylum seekers
The goal appears to be to try to siphon would-be illegal immigrants to those ports of entry and away from jumping the border. Claims have spiked in recent years, and there is a backlog of more than 800,000 cases pending in immigration court.
Liverpool Lose Mojo In Shock Defeat
However, the Liverpool fan account @TheAnfieldWrap have now come back with the flawless response. We go for everything but we have to build on our situation, to get better and more confident.
Republicans Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott Win Big In Florida
Fox News called the race for Scott on Tuesday night by 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting . Now in another tweet , the President has congratulated Governor Ron DeSantis for being elected Florida Governor.
Trump berates reporter for 'racist' question
The network said while Trump doesn't respect a free press, he has the constitutional responsibility to protect it. Trump fired back, using his Twitter feed to call her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and 'that dog'.
Samsung reveals mobiles with Infinity Flex Display
Samsung today unveiled it's highly-anticipated folding phone, powered by an all new " Infinity Flex Display ". The announcement was made by VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke at the 2018 Android Dev Summit.
Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost, claims report
And then there is the "affordable" iPhone XR that starts at Rs 76,900 for base model, and goes all the way up to Rs 91,900. Apple announced it has taken $62.9bn (£48.2bn) in revenue for Q4 2018, an increase of 20 per cent ($52.5m) year-on-year.
Apple Shares Sink Following Earnings
Revenue from Apple's services division, meanwhile, increased by a solid 17% compared to the September quarter of 2017. With a starting price of $749, it's expected to be a popular holiday gift, luring owners of older iPhones to upgrade.
Early in-person voting tops 2M in North Carolina
Jones County's early voters are asked to go to the Board of Elections office, 367 N.C. 58 South in Trenton, to cast a ballot. As of midday Thursday, Florida Division of Elections reported more than 3.7 million votes had been cast.
Notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger killed in prison
As they called him a coward, a rat, a punk and Satan, Bulger kept his head down and showed no emotion as he scribbled on a pad. The ex-crime boss was on the run for years and was one of the FBI's most wanted before being captured in Santa Monica in 2011.