But his departure was anticipated since early this year, after he endured withering and repeated criticism from the president over the legally troubled ban on Muslim travellers Trump sought when he came into office, and over the Mueller probe.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that if Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, then Democrats will seek to tie protections for the investigation into the spending bill. That contradicted Trump's remarks on Fox News last month, when he called Whitaker "a great guy" and said, "I mean, I know Matt Whitaker". Later in the day, Trump tweeted that he did not know Whitaker personally, but several Republican leaders in Iowa respected him.
Watch more from Dershowtiz above. Under former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the investigation was overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The email was sent past year by an Federal Bureau of Investigation victims' specialist to someone who the newspaper says was an alleged victim of the company, World Patent Marketing Inc., on which Whitaker served as an advisory board member. Whitaker voiced doubts about the scope and direction of the Russian Federation probe and suggested a future attorney general might put the brakes on Mueller by cutting off funding for the investigation. He also told the network that he could envision a scenario where Sessions is replaced with an attorney general who "reduces [Mueller's] budget so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt". If you don't think Mueller expected a move like this from Trump post-midterms, you don't know Robert Mueller. McConnell said that's not needed because the probe will be allowed to finish.
Even as Trump seems to be distancing himself from Whitaker, two Republicans close to the president said Trump had enjoyed Whitaker's TV appearances and the two had struck a bond.
"The left is trying to sow this theory that essentially Russians interfered with the United States election, which has been proven false", he said on the Chosen Generation Radio Show in March 2017, in contradiction of the conclusion of the entire USA intelligence apparatus, some of which he would oversee as acting attorney general.
McConnell also echoed Trumps' warnings on investigations, saying: "The Democrats in the House will have to decide just how much presidential harassment they think is good strategy". Protestors anxious Whitaker would use his new position to stifle the investigation before its conclusion.
"Mueller was not Senate confirmed", the president fumed. Such a dramatic step is sure to trigger a fight between Congress and the executive branch about access to what Mueller has so far found, he said.
Whitaker has told associates that under his leadership the Justice Department won't cut the budget for Mueller's investigation, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday.
Adding to the concerns of Democrats is Whitaker's ties to a witness in the Mueller investigation: Sam Clovis.
On Friday as he left for Paris, the president dismissed the argument that Whitaker's past comments might disqualify him from overseeing the special counsel.
John's comments on the Howard Stern Show were rare as neither he nor private Ryan have shared much publicly about their romance. Meg was seen out and about this week, sporting what appeared to be an engagement ring.
The gunman was also killed, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said, adding that the department believes he took his own life. Ms Whittler said she didn't have time "to think about why this is happening", and just focused on a way to "get out".
Under the rule, migrants seeking asylum will have to make their claims at official ports of entry on the border. Currently, migrants who enter the United States illegally between ports of entry are able to apply for asylum.
But City's scouts have so far failed to find a player capable of replacing one of the most important cogs in Guardiola's team. Manchester City, meanwhile, is cruising, most recently taking down Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in Champions League play.
McCaffrey accounted for 60 of the 75 yards on the Panthers' opening drive, and he scored on a 20-yard pass from Newton. The Panthers plan to take the extended weekend to regroup for a road game at Detroit on November 18.
The decision came after months of tension between the two men and reports Tillerson had privately called Trump a "moron". Trump also called out April Ryan , a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN analyst.
Kim hasn't shared anything on the risk of losing her home since thanking the firefighters on Instagram last night. Kim and rapper Kanye West's 15,000 sqft estate in Hidden Hills is thought to be worth around $20million.
Located 85 miles north of Sacramento (the state's capital), Paradise, a part of Butte County, has a population of around 27,000. A member of the town, Brynn Parrott Chatfield, shared a video of the fire while driving in a vehicle on Facebook .
Samsung, which makes iPhone OLED displays, will get us even closer if that Infinity-O screen prediction turns out to be accurate. Its FlexPai folding phone was made available for order with a $1,318 starting price.
Gorton added that the protest was a success, even though political activists are probably run ragged from Tuesday's elections. Whitaker has spoken critically about the Mueller probe and spoke in a TV interview about choking off its funding.
Dez Bryant Gets His First Practice in with Saints
Bryant joins a 7-1 Saints team that is well on their way to the playoffs if they keep playing at a high level right now. Bryant rejected the notion Thursday that he would be a locker room chemistry concern. "They're my family", Bryant said.
Alibaba Singles' Day tops $30bn but growth rate plunges
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($42.4b) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online sale. E-commerce giant Alibaba has set new sales records on Sunday for its biggest shopping day, the annual Singles Day .
Woolsey fire forces evacuation of Malibu
Within the past 24 hours, the city of Paradise, California has been destroyed and Malibu is under a full, mandatory evacuation. Pet owners walked their dogs on Zuma Beach, the winds whipping up the sand around them and fire engine sirens blaring nearby.
Packers lose to Patriots on the road
Rodgers passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns for Green Bay, which dropped to 0-and-4 on the road this season. It was 17-all late in the third quarter when Aaron Jones fumbled for Green Bay (3-4-1).