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Now, I may get involved at some point. If it gets worse. At one low point Trump even going so far as to declare, quote, I don't have an attorney general's good to be with you all because session stepped aside from overseeing the Russian vested Gatien something that overshadowed nearly all of his twenty months at the Justice department. He took the job. And then he said, I'm going to recuse myself. I should what kind of a manage this. And despite all the tweets and withering critiques from his boss put an attorney general that never took control of the Justice department. Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice department. And it's a sort of an incredible thing sessions rarely push back. The president speaks his mind. He says what's on his mind at the time. And he's been frustrated about my accused and other matters. But we have been so pleased and honored to be given the responsibility to exit his agenda at the department of Justice part of that is just this kind of case. And so I am pleased and honored to have that responsibility in will do. So as long as it's appropriate for me traditional picking his moments carefully and valuing in August that the Justice department will not be improperly influenced by political considerations publicly. He advanced the president's most controversial immigration policies, privately a source close to sessions, tell CNN he too has been frustrated that Muller's investigation is not yet completed and the attorney general hopes he will be remembered for never undermining the integrity of the department with sessions now gone his chief of staff Matt Whitaker will take over the department and the interim Whitaker are former US attorney from Iowa and former CNN contributor has served as sessions right hand man since September twenty seventeen but with sessions now gone the question is who will replace him. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has. Reportedly been asked about the job and has repeatedly said he's not interested others said to be in the running include former federal prosecutor and current Republican congressman John Radcliffe Boeing general counsel, Michael Ludwig, and others potentially in the mix or federal appeals court judge Edith Jones who sits on the fifth circuit and Janice. Rogers Brown who used to sit on the DC circuit, though, a source close to Brown. Tell CNN she is likely not interested Laura Jarrett, CNN Washington, and our thanks to large Erin for that piece. This just in current democratic minority leader, incoming likely house speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted, quote, it is impossible career attorney general sessions firing as anything other than another blatant attempt by President Trump to undermine and end special counsel Muller's investigation policy. Also, weighing in on the appointment of the acting attorney general adding quote, given his record of threats to undermine and weaken the Russia investigation, Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from any involvement in Muller's investigation. Congress must take him meet action to protect the rule of law and integrity of the investigation on quote. And our panel is here with us to discuss this and David urban let me start with you as somebody who is closely allied with the White House. Are you surprised by this? Do you think it's wise? Sure slow news day. So. No, no news out there. So we need to make some news heads is completely surprising j- just for that fact. Right. I mean, the president had a news conference today where he's out there touting look we did great things we move the needle at our great agenda. And then you come to step all over the message. And you're onto another story and other kind of crisis here so to speak and do I did I see coming ever? He's kinda saw coming. We. We all knew the attorney general is kind of living on borrowed time. But today, the timing pretty pretty bad. I think the timing is the question inside the White House to but also Matt Whitaker being named as also a question. I asked several White House officials why not aim why not name the deputy attorney general as the attack. Attorney acting attorney general let's typically the process or something like this..