It has not been the end of his presidency, but it has come to consume it. Although the resulting two-year investigation ended without charges against Trump, Mueller’s report painted a damning portrait of a White House dominated by a president desperate to thwart the inquiry only to be restrained by aides equally desperate to thwart his orders.
US media widely attributed the resignation of Jim Mattis to prolonged differences between Donald Trump. The schism between the two started in May when the US President chose to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal without having his Defense Secretary on board.
Whitaker is "committed to following all appropriate processes,'' including consulting with senior ethics officials about his "oversight responsibilities and matter that may warrant recusal,'' Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
The appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting head of the Justice Department immediately raised questions about what the move means for Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russia influencing the US presidential election.
Monday's decision marks Sessions' latest effort to greatly restrict immigration. Cracking down on illegal immigration and tightening legal immigration were major themes of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.