Elijah Cummings Tells Trump to Save the Receipts on Jeff Sessions
There is a lot at stake with the “resignation” of AG Jeff Sessions including Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, DOJ’s immigration policies -- such as the “zero-tolerance policy -- the federal government’s stance on marijuana, and so much more. Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) want to ensure that Mueller’s investigation and any relevant documents aren’t thrown out with the trash. The lawmakers on Wednesday issued letters to key officials demanding that they preserve all relevant documents related to Sessions’ exit to make sure that the investigation and any evidence remains safe from improper interference or destruction. “There are many, many reasons to remove Attorney General Sessions—from his failure to disclose his communications with the Russians to his inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the border—but one reason that is not acceptable is to interfere with or obstruct the Mueller investigation. President Trump waited until just hours after the midterm elections to make this move, which had been rumored for months. Congress must now investigate the real reason for this termination, confirm that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is recused from all aspects of the Special Counsel’s probe, and ensure that the Department of Justice safeguards the integrity of the Mueller investigation,” said Cummings. The letters were sent to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, W.H. Counsel Pat Cipollone, CIA Director Gina Haspel, U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, NSA Director Paul Nakasone, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, and FBI Director Chris Wray. More here.