Top Democrats sent letters to several Trump administration and Department of Justice officials on Wednesday, announcing their plans to probe Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ departure and requesting preservation of all relevant documents.
Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) sent the letters to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, W.H. Counsel Pat Cipollone, CIA Director Gina Haspel, U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, NSA Director Paul Nakasone, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and FBI Director Chris Wray.
The letter also requested that officials maintain documents relevant to special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe.
Sessions resigned at Trump’s request on Wednesday afternoon, putting an end to the “beleaguered” relationship that’s been publicly on the fritz for more than a year.