TIME TIDE

SES­SIONS’ SACK

The Hitavada - - THEOPINIONPAGE -

THERE is noth­ing un­ex­pected in the de­ci­sion of United States (US) Pres­i­dent Mr. Don­ald Trump to sack the US At­tor­ney Gen­eral Mr. Jeff Ses­sions, though “tem­po­rar­ily” as the White House an­nounced. Re­moval of Mr. Ses­sions was on the cards for the past some weeks af­ter his re­cusal from par­tic­i­pa­tion in the probe into the al­leged Rus­sian in­ter­ven­tion in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Even­tu­ally, as the White House has in­di­cated, Mr. Ses­sions may be re­called to the post. Yet, what­ever is hap­pen­ing in the US as re­gards the probe by spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tor Mr. Robert Mueller into the al­le­ga­tion, is quite likely to prove to be the Pres­i­dent’s night­mare. For, as the de­tails are un­rav­el­ling, fears are be­ing ex­pressed that the whole thing may lead to a pos­si­ble im­peach­ment of the Pres­i­dent. There is al­ready a strong and big sec­tion of the Amer­i­can pub­lic that be­lieves that Mr. Trump is ac­tu­ally lead­ing his own way to im­peach­ment be­cause of his sev­eral moves that be­tray his im­ma­tu­rity as an ad­min­is­tra­tor. With­out doubt, the US now stands at a con­fus­ing po­lit­i­cal cross­roads.

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