How will Jeff Sessions' ouster affect the Mueller probe?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat representing Minnesota who held onto the seat she's held since 2006 in yesterday's election, also tweeted her concerns that the Sessions resignation, just a day after the midterms, makes the special counsel investigation more important than ever.

Whitaker was hired as a CNN legal commentator previous year for several months, before leaving the role in September 2017 to head to the Justice Department as chief of staff to now-former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Mr Whitaker will immediately oversee Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, taking the reins from Mr Sessions' deputy Rod Rosenstein.

Graham: "If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay".

The broadsides escalated in recent months, with Trump telling a television interviewer that Sessions "had never had control" of the Justice Department and snidely accusing him on Twitter of not protecting Republican interests by allowing two GOP congressmen to be indicted before the election.

President Trump is considering a retired federal appeals court judge who also served on the California Supreme Court as the next USA attorney general following the Wednesday resignation of Jeff Sessions, according to reports. Trump tweeted this June that "the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn't tell me he was going to recuse himself". Today, he declared victory, taking claim for "Kavanaugh's Revenge" after Democrats failed to win enough seats to have a majority in the Senate.

Trump on Wednesday threatened Democrats over the possibility of new investigations, saying he'd take a "warlike posture".

On Wednesday evening, Mr Whitaker wrote a statement about his appointment but failed to address the Mueller investigation.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer, the Associated Press reports.

The department confirmed he would be assuming oversight of the Mueller probe from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Good cause is a hard thing to show, especially since Mr Mueller's actions were approved by the deputy attorney general, said Jens Ohlin, a professor of criminal law at Cornell Law School. Mueller's team, which has interviewed Sessions, has been investigating the president's attacks on him and his demands to have a loyalist in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican representing SC, vowed to help President Trump find a worthy successor for Sessions.

Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday.

He also announced media leak crackdowns and tougher policies against opioids, and his Justice Department defended a since-abandoned administration policy that resulted in migrant parents being separated from their children at the border.

Others being considered include Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, retiring Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, former Attorney General William P. Barr and Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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