OtherGround Forums AG Jeff Sessions Resigns!! MAGA!

11/7/18 2:46 PM
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Loved Jeff Sessions as a Senator, had no clue what he was doing as the AG.

MAGA!

11/7/18 2:47 PM
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Someone post that “here we go...” Joker gif...

11/7/18 2:48 PM
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Absolutley no problem with this. Every time i heard him speak it made me cringe

11/7/18 2:48 PM
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11/7/18 2:49 PM
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Not a fan. Good riddance.
11/7/18 2:49 PM
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Mat Serra 

11/7/18 2:50 PM
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Stoners rejoice! lol 

11/7/18 2:50 PM
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11/7/18 2:50 PM
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DaveFu -

LOL

11/7/18 2:51 PM
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Pumpkin Spice Lazarus -

Someone post that “here we go...” Joker gif...

11/7/18 2:54 PM
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Don’t overlook this move... Sessions resigning instead of being fired means Whitaker doesn’t need Senate approval to take over Mueller investigation from Rosenstein. 

Assuming he doesn’t recuse. But this play has been expected and Whitaker the likely candidate for months. 

11/7/18 2:56 PM
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Pumpkin Spice Lazarus -

Don’t overlook this move... Sessions resigning instead of being fired means Whitaker doesn’t need Senate approval to take over Mueller investigation from Rosenstein. 

Assuming he doesn’t recuse. But this play has been expected and Whitaker the likely candidate for months. 

That's because he already has Senate confirmation correct?

11/7/18 2:57 PM
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11/7/18 3:02 PM
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At your request I am submitting my resignation = I have been fired.
11/7/18 3:05 PM
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camicom -

Loved Jeff Sessions as a Senator, had no clue what he was doing as the AG.

MAGA!

You had never even heard of Jeff Sessions before he was AG. 

11/7/18 3:05 PM
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Donkey Hotee - At your request I am submitting my resignation = I have been fired.

So? He was the wrong person for the job and Trump knew it. He was just being loyal to a man that backed him from jump street (yeah, im hip and urban)

11/7/18 3:06 PM
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camicom -
Pumpkin Spice Lazarus -

Don’t overlook this move... Sessions resigning instead of being fired means Whitaker doesn’t need Senate approval to take over Mueller investigation from Rosenstein. 

Assuming he doesn’t recuse. But this play has been expected and Whitaker the likely candidate for months. 

That's because he already has Senate confirmation correct?

My understanding is that because of the federal vacancy act — if Sessions was fired an interim replacement could not assume something like a special counsel investigation. A new AG going through Senate confirmation would be required. 

But if the AG resigns then it bypasses that requirement. 

I don’t know — maybe Whitaker will recuse. This is the move that was expected re: Mueller though. Whitaker has talked about Mueller crossing red lines and was seen as a potential replacement that would do Trump’s bidding. 

11/7/18 3:07 PM
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Al Cappucino -
Donkey Hotee - At your request I am submitting my resignation = I have been fired.

So? He was the wrong person for the job and Trump knew it. He was just being loyal to a man that backed him from jump street (yeah, im hip and urban)

I agree, he was a terrible AG.  In response to “so?” Read PSL’s post.

11/7/18 3:08 PM
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Trump also seemed to be primarily upset with Sessions because he recused from the investigation. So hard to see Whitaker coming in and doing that. 

Might be a SHTF moment.

11/7/18 3:11 PM
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You thinking Whitaker is Bork?
11/7/18 3:13 PM
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Donkey Hotee - At your request I am submitting my resignation = I have been fired.

No. If Trump asked him to resign, Sessions could hvae said "No thnaks". If Trump fired him, he would have to leave. no resignation.
Edited: 11/7/18 3:15 PM
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Trump is afraid of a Dem Congress

Trying shut things down fast

and there’s this article saying Don Jr is likely to be indicted soon by Mueller

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/donald-trump-jr-expecting-to-be-indicted-by-mueller-soon.html

panic time for the Trump clan

11/7/18 3:14 PM
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Fake Pie - You thinking Whitaker is Bork?

That’s the idea. Not quite as dramatic though. 

But we’ll see. 

11/7/18 3:19 PM
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Pratty -

Trump is afraid of a Dem Congress

Trying shut things down fast

and there’s this article saying Don Jr is likely to be indicted soon by Mueller

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/donald-trump-jr-expecting-to-be-indicted-by-mueller-soon.html

panic time for the Trump clan

Oddly enough — it will be the House judiciary committee that can take Mueller’s work and proceed with it. I assume they’ve been anticipating this move as a possibility and will do just that. 

But Whitaker could play a much more subtle role. He doesn’t have to stop the investigation. Mueller needs acting AG approval for everything, so he can simply deny certain actions. 

11/7/18 3:20 PM
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well did he officially resign or get fired?

CNN main headlines is: Trump Fires Sessions.