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Cummings Issues Statement on Removal of Attorney General Sessions

Nov 7, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 7, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to conflicting reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from his position or was fired by President Donald Trump:

“There are many, many reasons to remove Attorney General Sessions—from his failure to disclose his communications with the Russians to his inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the border—but one reason that is not acceptable is to interfere with or obstruct the Mueller investigation.  President Trump waited until just hours after the midterm elections to make this move, which had been rumored for months.  Congress must now investigate the real reason for this termination, confirm that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is recused from all aspects of the Special Counsel’s probe, and ensure that the Department of Justice safeguards the integrity of the Mueller investigation.”

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115th Congress