Monday, 31 July 2017 00:00

Senate Blocks Trump From Ousting DOJ Leadership

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In what has amounted to an intensification of the suspicion surrounding President Trump’s administration, the president has recently discussed ousting Jeff Sessions, attorney general, in an effort to end special counsel Mueller’s investigation of him. This has caused some alarm because of the extent of measures Trump would need to take to do so. However, the Senate has bound together, promising to block any of Trump’s efforts to fire Sessions. Led by Republicans, the Wall Street Journal reports that “senators said they would try to thwart him through legislation, control of the calendar and the chamber’s parliamentary rules”. Unusually given the current climate, Democrats are siding with Republican senators and backing the push.

FINSUM: We don’t like a limitless investigation like Mueller’s, but in anyone’s book it is hardly fair for someone to be able to fire the man investigating him.

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