Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the request of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that potentially threatens the independence of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the president.
“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in an undated letter released Wednesday afternoon. A senior White House official and two sources close to Trump characterized Sessions’ exit as an explicit “firing.” It came hours after Trump declared victory in Tuesday’s midterm elections that saw Republicans increase their majority in the Senate.
Trump announced that Matthew G. Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff and a Mueller critic, would become acting attorney general with a permanent replacement to be nominated “at a later date.” That person must be confirmed by the Senate.
Online Gambling News and Jeff Sessions The threat to the online gambling industry in the United States is growing as the inauguration of Donald Trump draws near.
This week we look at his nomination for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and what impact that could have for Internet betting.
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Trump’s Attorney General Nominee and Online Gambling During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jeff Sessions promised that as attorney general he would "revisit" a 2011 Justice Department memo that interpreted the Wire Act of 1961 as applying only to sports betting, which opened the door to state-regulated online gambling. The […]
Online Gambling Collision Course with Justice Department Now that Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, we can certainly expect the Department of Justice to "revisit" the Federal Wire Act.
And if their opinion of the Wire Act changes, all online gambling in the United States could be shut down.
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