With Jeff Sessions Out, What’s Next for the Russia Investigation?
After months of President Trump’s threats to fire him, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday. Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his presidential campaign’s relationship with Russia, and blamed Sessions for recusing himself from the case. The President sidestepped deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, who ordered the Mueller investigation in the first place, instead appointing Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG. Before assuming his latest post, Whitaker has publicly discussed how he would handle the Mueller investigation, including cutting its budget or keeping its results secret. To discuss, we’re joined by Natasha Bertrand. She’s a staff writer at The Atlantic where she covers national security and the intelligence community. Her current focus is on the Mueller investigation.