Donald Trump has fired his attorney general less than two hours after he said he was happy with most of his cabinet, suggesting that some secretaries would be getting the ax.
Jeff Sessions was expected to quit or be fired soon after the election. However, at his news conference Donald declined to say whether he’d be fired now or later.
Donald then tweeted the appointment to acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker.
“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.”
….We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
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