Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out of his post, meaning Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will oversee Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign was involved in Russian election meddling in 2016, the Department of Justice confirmed. After months at odds with President Trump, Sessions resigned on Wednesday, clearly writing that he was only doing so at Trump's request. He had recused himself from overseeing the probe, but since Whitaker has not, he will take over. That will push Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein out of the role. Rosenstein has been overseeing the investigation since last year, often drawing criticism from Trump and other conservatives, including Whitaker, who have said the probe has gone too far.
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