Chris Christie Being Considered For Attorney General

Chris Christie Being Considered For Attorney General

During an appearance on "The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on Wednesday, O'Reilly reacted to the news of Jeff Sessions' firing as the nation's top law enforcement official.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Matthew Whitaker would be appointed acting USA attorney general after Jeff Sessions resigned from the position just a day after the midterm elections.

Sessions offered his resignation letter the day after the 2018 midterms at the president's request.

Whitaker has already come under fire for deeply critical views of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe that he'd made in the past.

President Trump fired Jeff Sessions from his attorney general post yesterday.

More alarmingly for Democrats, Mr Whitaker himself had outlined a specific way to stymie the Russian Federation probe.

The Democrats said they also want the Justice Department to protect the integrity of Mueller's investigation and to preserve relevant documents.

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While Whitaker has not stated he believes this is the most prudent or effective outcome of the Russian Federation probe, the legal group Law Works first flagged the 2017 comments in mid-October of this year, when it was announced that Whitaker was tapped to become Sessions' Chief of Staff. "But when everybody sees what's going on in the Justice Department - I always put 'justice" now with quotes". Nadler and other Democrats on the committee suggested the shakeup appears to be an effort to alter oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe in a way that favors the president. "A fellow Iowan, who I've known for many years, Matt will work hard and make us proud", he said in a statement.

The move left unclear the fate of Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller and has overseen his probe from the beginning. Justice Department officials said that under normal circumstances, the deputy attorney general would likely play an active, hands-on role in overseeing such a high profile probe, and they had no reason to believe that Rosenstein would now be cut out.

"I don't think Whitaker has good cause to fire Mueller".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been overseeing the Mueller investigation since Sessions recused himself from the investigation previous year due of his involvement in Trump's campaign.

"And to outsiders, it looks like he [Trump] chose this person because this person has committed to end this investigation, this person is loyal to Donald Trump". Justice Department officials said his taking over for his boss was, at the very least, "awkward", because chiefs of staff typically leave with the attorney general. Gonzales maintained the dismissals were rooted in lacklustre performance records.

He had also pressed to reauthorize a controversial secret domestic spying program over the Justice Department's protests.

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