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    Jeff Sessions Replaced by Trump Loyalist

    After firing his attorney general yesterday, President Donald Trump replaced him with Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, a U.S. attorney from Iowa who has publicly questioned the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Democrats quickly demanded that Whitaker, 49, recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller probe — as Sessions did — because of his comments, as well as his professional ties to a witness in the case. In a statement, Whitaker said he’s committed to “leading a fair department with the highest ethical standards.”

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