The Russia Investigation After Jeff Sessions Gets Axed

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The New Republic—It’s virtually certain that President Donald Trump will fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions by the end of the year. In an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday, the president said he wouldn’t replace the former Alabama senator before the midterm elections—a tacit admission that it would be too politically damaging to do it any sooner. “I just would love to have him do a great job,” Trump said. “I do question what Jeff is doing.” The White House will likely contrive a rationale to oust...

Trump renews criticism of Jeff Sessions over Mueller investigation. U.S. President Donald Trump again laced into Jeff Sessions, his attorney general, on Saturday after Sessions defended himself from the president’s scathing criticism over his recusal from a probe into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election. In a rare rebuttal to Trump, Sessions said on Thursday that he “took control of the Department of Justice” the day he became attorney general, and that “the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly …