As the U.S. Department of Justice changes hands, many across the country plan to voice concerns over the safety of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential Russian collusion in the 2016 election.
According to two people familiar with the discussions who spoke to CBS' Major Garrett, the list of possible replacements will continue to grow over the next several days.
Politico noted that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sen.
Stefan Holt also reports on President Trump's tense post-midterm press conference where he targeted CNN's Jim Acosta; results in the gubernatorial election in CT; and an odd request in the trial for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Christie also was plucked to lead Trump's transition team after he was elected.
And since Sessions technically resigned instead of forcing the White House to fire him, he opened the door under federal law to allowing the president to choose his successor instead of simply elevating Rosenstein, said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck.
Can Whitaker be forced to recuse himself?
For his part, US Senator Cory Gardner, of Colorado, said on Tuesday that he's looking forward to "continuing to work with the President to fulfill his campaign position to leave the regulation of marijuana to the states".
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The Cliffsofmoher suffered a fractured right shoulder when injured in the Melbourne Cup , unfortunately could not be saved. Cross Counter's win has spared Melburnians the sight of Koukash's outlandish planned celebration.
"As the attorney general has repeatedly said, she has not yet made a decision as to what she will do next", Bondi spokesman Whitney Ray said in an email to CNN.
Sessions - who bonded with Trump over their populist views on trade and immigration - became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump in February 2016 when he announced his support of the NY businessman's then-underdog campaign.
Donald Trump with Mr Sessions in December previous year.
He also announced media leak crackdowns and tougher policies against opioids, and his Justice Department defended a since-abandoned administration policy that resulted in migrant parents being separated from their children at the border.
High-ranking Democrats reacted with alarm, calling for Mr Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation.
Mr Trump has at various times belittled Mr Sessions as "beleaguered", "VERY weak", and "DISGRACEFUL". No one faced more rumors of an imminent dismissal than Sessions.
Trump has long expressed frustration with Sessions over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation.
Buzzfeed reporter Joe Bernstein is reporting that he asked an unnamed "political operative with the White House's ear if Kobach for AG is likely".