Magazine December 3, 2018, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

At this rate, we’re going to find out that Samuel J. Tilden won, too.

President Trump fired Jeff Sessions and installed Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’s former chief of staff and a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, as acting attorney general. Sessions was ill-used by Trump. Democrats who once made absurd accusations about Sessions’s character have suddenly decided that his ouster amounts to a “constitutional crisis” and have called on Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the special-counsel probe. Nothing in Whitaker’s résumé shows a conflict of interest of the sort that would necessitate recusal, although it

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