Jeff Sessions weighs possible bid for old Senate seat in Alabama

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In a letter released Thursday, Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined 17 others urging Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation.

Clovis, the 2016 Trump campaign national co-chairman, said in a May radio interview that he has been interviewed by the special counsel's team and had testified before the Mueller grand jury.

A spokeswoman said Whitaker would oversee all matters under the department's jurisdiction, including the Russian Federation investigation. Whitaker has been at the White House dozens of times, including in meetings with Trump, and the two have spoken by phone on several occasions, including on the day that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was expected to be fired.

"The [midterm] election results had barely come in, and Donald Trump railroaded his attorney general into resigning" Wyden said.

Legal scholars, meanwhile, have debated the constitutionality of Whitaker's appointment, with some lawyers saying it is illegal because Whitaker has not been confirmed by the Senate.

In a statement Thursday, the Republican said Whitaker is a "steady hand that will provide good leadership and judgment, and will ensure that the United States Department of Justice upholds the highest standards of the rule of law".

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Pender County Schools said in a statement, "There has been a reported active shooter situation at Topsail high School". Authorities said he claimed to have brought the gun to school because he planned to stop a rumored school shooter.

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Both of their social media accounts were suspended after the dubious post on Quintal's account. Quintal tweeted before 1am on Tuesday morning that she and her colleague had been released.

"Firing Sessions was Trump's way of appointing a loyalist to control the investigation", said Jacob Beard, a 33-year-old software technician from Manhattan.

Sessions in his resignation letter on Wednesday said he had resigned "at the request" of Trump. Whitaker's writings do not fall under that requirement in the White House's view, though by Thursday evening senior officials were growing uneasy about the negative press coverage of Whitaker's previous comments about Mueller. Whitaker, who was serving as chief of staff for Sessions, was not serving a post that required Senate confirmation.

The ongoing investigation has produced guilty pleas from four former Trump aides. Trump, a frequent critic of Acosta, said the reporter was a "very unprofessional guy" and insisted: "I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice". She said she called on people to contact legislators and form a public outcry about Sessions' resignation that will have to be addressed.

West Wing sources said they are "worried" about Trump Jr as they fear Mueller will be able to snare him on perjury. It will also be Whitaker's decision whether to pass along evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by the president to Congress for any possible action. "This is a much bigger crowd than we thought".

Another Republican senator, Susan Collins of ME, said she was concerned by some of Whitaker's past comments and called for legislation that would place limits on his ability to fire special counsel Mueller.

She said Graham's newest remarks on the Sessions replacement is "a tap dance that's getting old".

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