Jeff Sessions Put the Justice Department Back on Course


by The Daily Signal

The Daily Signal— There is no question that Attorney General Jeff Sessions—who was fired Wednesday—had a rocky relationship with President Donald Trump, tied to Sessions’ recusal from the... Read More The post Jeff Sessions Put the Justice Department Back on Course appeared first on The Daily Signal.

www.washingtonpost.com—Jeff Sessions leaves a dark mark on the Justice Department. And yet, we can’t celebrate his departure.

miamiherald—With Jeff Session’s firing, Trump puts Justice in jeopardy. Jeff Sessions’ performance as attorney general was far from praiseworthy. But when he properly recused himself from the Russia investigation, he showed a fidelity to the independence and integrity of the Justice Department.

Business Insider—Justice Department confirms Jeff Sessions' replacement will take over the Mueller probe. The DOJ confirmed to INSIDER that acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker will assume control of the FBI's Russia probe and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Whitaker is seen by many as a hardline loyalist to President Donald Trump and has written and commented extensively on his belief that Mueller needs to be reined in. Trump's decision to oust attorney general Jeff Sessions and replace him with Whitaker sparked concern among lawmakers and national security experts who said the move was an...