Trump Dumps Sessions: His Replacement Has Some Serious Plans for Mueller Probe

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President Donald Trump announced over Twitter that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was resigning from his position. Most Trump supporters had been frustrated with Session’s role in the ongoing Robert Mueller probe. The president has named Matt Whitaker as acting AG. But what does Whitaker think of Mueller’s never-ending case?

After much speculation, President Donald Trump finally fires AG Jeff Sessions. (Photo Credit: DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro, Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

One of the dark clouds over the Trump administration has been the Russian investigation. Opened by former FBI director James Comey, the investigation is supposed to uncover possible Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election. For many Democrats, it is supposed to be the smoking gun that will take down Donald Trump.

Democrats still claim Trump was a puppet for Putin. That Trump only ran for president to help the Russian leader take over our country. Many liberals claim Trump helped Russia interfere with our election, from leaking Hillary Clinton’s emails to outright voter tampering. Democrats say this makes Trump an illegitimate president.

They are hoping the Russian probe, handed over to Robert Mueller, will take Trump down.

But it’s been over two years and we’ve seen nothing to prove Trump is guilty. What’s worse, Attorney General Jeff Sessions — a strong supporter of Trump during the campaign — immediately recused himself from the case. This allowed a questionable Mueller to drag it out, costing Americans millions.

President Trump finally decided to let Sessions go. In a series of tweets, he said goodbye to his ally and announced who will be taking his place.

So where does the new acting Attorney General stand on Mueller’s agonizing probe? From previous statements, Whitaker has made it clear he is not a fan.

Whitaker spoke extensively about the Mueller investigation prior to joining the Justice Department in June 2017 noting that “Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing” with respect to investigating the president’s finances. [Source: Daily Caller]

That’s a good sign for Trump supporters. It’s possible that Whitaker will finally drop a hammer on Mueller’s probe. The Russian investigation still goes on, with little to show for it. The only prosecutions to come out of it have nothing to do with the 2016 Election.

Perhaps once Whitaker assumes his role in the Department of Justice, he will quickly demand results. Mueller might be forced to hand over his findings, allowing Whitaker reason to end the investigation once and for all.

Whitaker might also strangle the investigation by limiting its funds. That’s something Americans will be happy about.

Whitaker also suggested that one way the Mueller investigation could be reigned is to defund the Mueller investigation saying on CNN in 2017 that in the event Sessions is fired the “attorney general doesn’t fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt.” [Source: Daily Caller]

I think it’s safe to say that most allies to Trump want this investigation over. Sessions refused to do it, because of his role in the 2016 Election. That infuriated more than a few Americans. However, Whitaker does not have that problem. He can quickly bring this Russian probe to an end, freeing DOJ resources to investigate real crimes.

You better believe the left will be shrieking about that!