To the surprise of absolutely no one, Jeff Sessions is out as Attorney General, and will be replaced, at least for now, by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker.
How voluntary was this? Well, according to Jacob Pramuk and Dan Mangan’s article for CNBC, his resignation letter was undated, and started by saying “At your request, I am submitting my resignation.”
That sounds about as voluntary as the 300 lb. bouncer at a “gentlemen’s club” informing you that your patronage is no longer welcome. You don’t stick around and try to argue the point.
Rumor has it that they’re perfectly willing to give Mr. Sessions the personal belongings from his desk. They just have to find him – no small feat, since he’s basically been invisible for almost two years.
Let me end with a note to robert mueller and Rod Rosenstein: tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…