Demonstrators gather outside Lafayette Federal courthouse

Demonstrators gather outside Lafayette Federal courthouse

Trump reviewing his answers to Mueller as he changes who oversees the Russia investigation

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is attempting to explain his reversal on a 2017 threat that there would be holy hell to pay if President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

Although Sessions got the boot this week, Graham vowed instead to work with Trump to find a confirmable, worthy successor.

Its clear to me its not working, was not working, between Attorney General Sessions and President Trump, Graham said. So for months now, Ive been saying after the election, if the president wants to change attorney generals, he has every right to do so. 

Graham also said that despite the changes at the Justice Department, special counsel Robert Mueller will be allowed to do his job and hopefully that investigation will come to a conclusion here pretty soon.

Pressure mounts over acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker

Washington (CNN)As he was preparing to remove Jeff Sessions as attorney general, President Donald Trump had already begun reviewing with his lawyers the written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Sessions, who recused himself from control of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, has been replaced by acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, who has said he has no intention of recusing from the Russia probe and is not believed to approve any subpoena of Trump as part of that investigation. Whitaker has written opinion pieces about the investigation and is a friend and political ally of a grand jury witness.


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