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Sessions Choosing To ‘Resign’ Made Trump’s AG Swap Legal

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 1, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump(L)during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018, and US Attorney G... (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 1, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump(L)during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018, and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressing the National Sheriffs' Association opioid roundtable in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2018. - US President Donald Trump called August1, 2018 on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections, calling it "a disgrace to USA." The president's latest tweet on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller came on the second day of a trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on unrelated bank and tax fraud charges."This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further," Trump said, calling Mueller's probe "a disgrace to USA." (Photos by SAUL LOEB and NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB,NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 7, 2018 5:01 pm

For more than a year, as Trump has publicly lambasted (now former) Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe, journalists have be boning up on the Vacancies Act. Depending on how Trump chose to get rid of Sessions when the time finally came, he could potentially run afoul of the act, which limits who a president can temporarily place in a cabinet-level job after firing the person in that job.

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