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And Jeff Sessions resigns after 2 years of being one of the countries most effective Attorney Generals.

The 1 problem? His having to recuse himself from overseeing ANY election/Clinton/Trump/Russia/CrossFire Hurricane investigation at the DOJ since he was a target.
Anybody who tells you Sessions **DID NOT HAVE TO** recuse himself from any Crossfire Hurricane/Election-related investigation is either misinformed or lying to you.
Grand juries are seated, DOJ IG investigations are ongoing, and now somebody who CAN be directly involved in handling these 2016 Election/Crossfire Hurricane/FISA Court/Clinton investigations will take over as Attorney General.
Trump waited until the midterms to begin the 'Go!' phase of the #SpyGate takedown.

OK, so Jeff Sessions is *not* the guy to handle that phase of this operation. Time for him to move on and God bless him. Someone like Rudy G. or some other person who can be 'hands on' steps in.
This is not what I expected, as you all know. But I'm fine with it. Trump still wins in the end. An AG who had to recuse himself from directly handling the biggest scandal in US history, one that dwarfs Watergate, is now gone.

His replacement won't have to recuse from anything.
As a target of the Crossfire Hurrican plotters, who had to recuse himself & was investigated by Comey & McCabe for supposedly being a Russian agent/backchannel due to chance meetings with Sergey Kislyak, Sessions could not directly be involved in the PAYBACK.
Sessions had to get in front of Congress twice in public hearings and swear - I am not making this up - that he was NOT A RUSSIAN AGENT being used to throw the 2016 election to the Trump campaign with Putin's help.
The new AG, whoever it is, isn't going to have that problem.

"You were on the Trump campaign team!"
"You met the Russian ambassador! AND YOU LIED ABOUT IT!"
"HOW can you oversee these election-related investigations when you were a PARTICIPANT in what's being investigated?"
The fact Sessions had to recuse himself led to a year and a half of fun Rod Rosenstein drama as RR was the guy that had to handle all the #SpyGate stuff.

So that's the big positive development of this. The new AG, hand picked by Trump, will be running the WHOLE SHOW.
A lot of stuff will start dropping now. Sessions leaving so a new guy without any recusal-related limitations on him can step in and hit the ground running is just the start.

We lost the House?

It doesn't stop Trump declassifying or Horowitz's FISA report.
This has been the plan for some time, apparently. Trump was cool with it? I'm cool with it too.

All the SpyGate stuff comes out. We're just moving from the 'remove all the plotters, expose what they did' phase to the 'prosecute them' phase.
Also, as AG, if he was a victim targeted by the CRossfire Hurricane plot, as I suspect he was, Sessions HAD to go at this point.

A victim of a crime is NOT ALLOWED to prosecute it.
And Chuck Schumer is already demanding that Whitaker, the interim AG, immediately recuse himself from all the same things SEssions was recused from.

Whitaker isn't recusing himself from anything. The Mueller SC, the SpyGate investigation, the FISA Court abuse, NONE of it.

Maybe THIS is Trump's handpicked guy right here, he's not interim or temporary until somebody else gets tapped.
Life comes at you fast.

Predicted a Red Wave, we got more Senate seats but lost the House.

Now Sessions resigns. Tough week....

Oh and Beto got within 4 pts of Ted Cruz last night. Still trying to process. that....
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