November 07, 2018

Feinstein on Firing of Jeff Sessions

            Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

            “By firing Attorney General Sessions, the president has made abundantly clear that he’ll take any action he can to undermine the Mueller investigation.

            “Rod Rosenstein has been capably overseeing Robert Mueller’s work and should continue in that role. No one who lacks Senate confirmation should be placed in charge of this investigation, especially Matthew Whitaker who publically criticized Robert Mueller’s work just last year.

            “Whitaker should come before the Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as possible and make a firm commitment not to interfere in the investigation, to include restricting the investigation or making changes in personnel. The special counsel’s work is critical and important. It must not be touched, abated or changed in any way.”

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