President Trump, “Americans Understand Mueller Probe Is a ‘Disgusting Witch Hunt'”
- Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out as the country’s chief law enforcement officer at President Donald Trump’s request.
Mr. Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House Wednesday.
President Trump announced in a Tweet that Mr. Sessions’ Chief of Staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting Attorney General.
The Attorney General had endured more than 1 year of stinging and personal criticism from President Trump over his recusal from the investigation into potential coordination between Russia and The Trump Campaign.
Trump blamed the decision for opening the door to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the Russia investigation and began examining whether President Trump’s hectoring of Mr. Sessions was part of a broader effort to obstruct justice.
President Donald Trump Tweeted victory from an NBC News exit poll, highlighting the fact more Americans disapprove of “the so-called” special counsel Robert Mueller investigation than approve and ripping the “disgusting Witch Hunt, led by 17 Angry Democrats.”
“According to NBC News, Voters Nationwide Disapprove of the so-called Mueller Investigation (46%) more than they Approve (41%),” President Trump tweeted. “You mean they are finally beginning to understand what a disgusting Witch Hunt, led by 17 Angry Democrats, is all about!”
President Trump was likely referring to the NBC News exit poll, which had the numbers close but not exact to his tweet.
The exit poll had 45% disapproving of Mr. Mueller’s handling of the investigation and 42% approving.
The poll’s results were far more pronounced between the parties, according to NBC News.
“There’s a partisan divide — about six in 10 Democrats approve of Mueller’s handling of the probe, compared to just two in 10 Republicans,” NBC News wrote. “Independents are divided, with 43% approving and 42% disapproving.”