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Why the New Attorney General Could End Mueller Investigation

Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday, lifting Matthew Whitaker into the new spot as the U.S. Attorney General and he is no fan of the Russia investigation.

The resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions could signal the end or the Robert Mueller investigation now that new Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is in place.

Whitaker was not a part of President Donald Trump’s campaign which means that he would not have to recuse himself for the same reason Sessions did.

Whitaker is now in charge of the investigation, taking the reigns from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and, unlike Rosenstein, he is not a fan of the investigation.

In an op-ed for CNN in 2017 Whitaker destroyed the Mueller investigation.

“When President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said, ‘I think that’s a violation. Look, this is about Russia,’” he wrote.

“The President is absolutely correct. Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing,” he said.

“It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trump’s finances or his family’s finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else. That goes beyond the scope of the appointment of the special counsel,” Whitaker added.

Asked if Whitaker would oversee the Mueller investigation on Wednesday a spokesperson for the department said “The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice,” CNBC reported.

President Trump announced the resignation of Sessions on Wednesday.

“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well….,” he said. “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.”

Carmine Sabia

Carmine began writing for BizPacReview in 2014 where he found success as a conservative writer. His popularity continued to soar as he gained tens of thousands of followers. ​Carmine has been quoted by Fox News, has been interviewed on television by Tomi Lahren, appeared on BBC Radio, "The Critical Hour" with Dr. Wilmer Leon, Sky News in the UK, NHK in Japan, Power 98.7 South Africa and various other media outlets.

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