- President Trump made hisfrustration with Jeff Sessions
no secret and yesterday,just one day after
the mid-term elections,
took action, asking forSessions' resignation.
Sessions departed the Justice Department
in an emotional farewell.
- I know, Jenna, you and I have been
with the President where he has privately
talked about Jeff Sessionsand been very frustrated.
I mean, he's publicly talked about it
but he's also privatelybeen very frustrated
with the fact that he recused himself.
So, this has been inthe hopper for a while.
- [Reporter] His replacementand former Chief of Staff,
Matthew Whitaker, will nowoversee the Russia investigation.
That's raising concerns becauseof Whitaker's criticisms
of the probe headed by Robert Mueller.
- I can see a scenario whereJeff Sessions is replaced
with a recess appointmentand that Attorney General
doesn't fire Bob Mueller, buthe just reduces the budget
so low that his investigationgrinds to almost a halt.
- [Reporter] Nancy Pelosi,who's aiming to be the next
speaker in the newDemocrat-controlled House tweeted.
It is impossible to readAttorney General Sessions' firing
as anything other thananother blatant attempt
by @realDonaldTrump to undermine and end
Special Counsel Mueller's investigation.
Others are alreadypromising investigations.
In a press conference Wednesday,
President Trump vowed towork with House democrats
and spoke well of Pelosi.
- You know, she loves this country.
And she's a very smart woman.
She's done a very good job.
- [Reporter] But hewarned that investigations
can work both ways.
They can play that game,but we can play it better
because we have a thing calledthe United States Senate
and all you're gonna do isend up in back and forth
and back and forth andtwo years is gonna go up.
And we won't have done a thing.
- And there can be manyinvestigations into the President
when democrats take controlof the House this Winter.
They've already talkedabout issuing a subpoena
for President Trump's tax returns.
In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.