Ses­sions forced out by Trump

Sets up likely clash over Rus­sia probe

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - FRONT PAGE - By Chris Mege­rian and Del Quentin Wil­ber Los An­ge­les Times (TNS)

WASH­ING­TON – At­tor­ney General Jeff Ses­sions was forced to re­sign Wed­nes­day, end­ing a tor­tured re­la­tion­ship with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and open­ing what could be a his­toric fight over the sprawl­ing crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion that has clouded Trump’s White House ten­ure.

The pres­i­dent had pub­licly mocked and be­lit­tled the na­tion’s top law­man ever since Ses­sions re­cused him­self last year from su­per­vis­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sia’s role in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial race. But Trump waited un­til after Tues­day’s midterm elec­tion to force Ses­sions out – and to choose a critic of the probe as his tem­po­rary re­place­ment.

In a tweet, the pres­i­dent named Matthew Whi­taker, Ses­sions’ At­tor­ney General Jeff Ses­sions gath­ers his thoughts as he takes the podium for his press con­fer­ence on ef­forts to com­bat vi­o­lent crime at the U.S. At­tor­ney’s Of­fice for the Mid­dle District of Ge­or­gia on Aug. 9, in Ma­con, Ga.

Sut­ter County su­per­vi­sors de­cided against tak­ing the ad­vice of an ar­biter and will not re­in­state a district at­tor­ney’s of­fice em­ployee. That de­ci­sion came Tues­day after sev­eral other DA em­ploy­ees spoke out against him.

Sut­ter County deputy district at­tor­neys asked the Board of Su­per­vi­sors to not re­in­state their for­mer co­worker. Cameron King said for­mer chief in­ves­ti­ga­tor Ja­son Parker’s cred­i­bil­ity would threaten pros­e­cu­tor’s chances of win­ning cases; Mark Koo said Parker is toxic to of­fice morale; Mon­ica Duwe said he is dodg­ing sub­poe­nas on cases he helped in­ves­ti­gate.

Parker was fired Jan. 26 after be­ing placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave in sum­mer 2017 for “un­sat­is­fac­tory per­for­mance, in­sub­or­di­na­tion, dis­cour­te­ous treat­ment of the pub­lic or other em­ploy­ees

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