YOU’RE FIRED! With Jeff Sessions Out, Trump’s War on Deep State Begins

Trump wasted no time after the midterm elections to warn Democrats (ready to take over the House) that should they drag the country back towards Russia collusion hoaxes, tax return fantasies, or impeachment procedures, that this time the office of the President, along with a strengthened Senate, would strike back at Democrat leadership.

First order of business for Trump, fire Jeff Sessions and appoint as acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Here is Jeff Sessions’ the resignation letter, as requested by President Trump…

Via Zerohedge

During a raucous Wednesday press conference (the same press conference where he berated two CNN reporters), Trump again threatened Democrats with partisan gridlock if they try to probe him or his administration. Trump said that, since before he announced he would run, Democrats have been bombarding him with “investigation fatigue” – as he phrased it. He then threatened to adopt a “war posture” if Democrats try and come after his tax returns, or launch another investigation into his Russian ties. Ship of Fools: How a S... Tucker Carlson Best Price: $16.70 Buy New $13.99 (as of 12:15 EST - Details)

He then made clear that, if they pursue an investigation, Republicans in the Senate would launch an investigation of their own into leaks of classified information by Democrats, including former FBI Director James Comey.

“They can play that game but we can play it better,” Trump promised.

He also suggested that if Democrats want to work with the administration on policy priorities like infrastructure, they shwould drop any plans for further investigations. Otherwise, Trump said, they should expect two years of partisan gridlock.

“They want to do things. I keep hearing about investigations – fatigue. From almost the time I announced I was going to run, they’ve been giving us this investigation fatigue. We have a thing called the United States Senate – and a lot of questionable things were done. Leaks of classified information. All you’re going to do is end up with a back-and-forth-and-back-and-forth and all of a sudden two years will go by and you won’t have done a thing.”

In a brief respite from his typically antagonistic tone toward Democrats, Trump reversed course minutes later and praised Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi over her calls for bipartisanship Tuesday night, adding that Pelosi “loves this country.” He even sarcastically offered to push Republicans to vote for her as speaker if progressive Dems make good on their campaign threats not to vote for her.

“We actually have a great relationship,” Trump said of Pelosi. “I give her a great deal of credit for what she’s done and what she’s accomplished.”

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Pelosi “loves this country, and she’s a very smart woman,” Trump said, adding that he had “a very warm conversation” with her on Tuesday. It Is Dangerous to Be ... Andrew P. Napolitano Best Price: $0.99 Buy New $5.35 (as of 02:10 EST - Details)

Asked how he would respond to Democratic demands that he release his tax returns, Trump repeated an oft-used line about waiting for audits to be completed.

In a press briefing given shortly after the president’s, Pelosi sounded undeterred, clearly stating that Democrats have investigation plans ready.

“We have a constitutional responsibility to have oversight,” Pelosi said. “This doesn’t mean we go looking for a fight.” She added that she hopes the administration will respond to requests for information voluntarily, but regarding a possible inquiry into the policy of separating families at the border, she said: “If that requires a subpoena, so be it.”

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the shocking departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Trump’s emboldened position, after the midterm election results, which appear to have strengthened the US President’s hand, and cleared the path for a two year battle with Democrats, the Deep State and Pelosi…all the way to his re-election bid in 2020.

Zerohedge further reports that on Wednesday President Trump tweeted a warning to Democrats who have threatened to investigate him upon reclaiming a majority in the House of Representatives:

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who will lead the House Intelligence Committee, told the Los Angeles Times on Monday that he will revive the investigation into so-called “Russian collusion” – vowing to go after Trump’s personal business interests. Stoneu2019s Rules: How... Roger Stone Best Price: $10.05 Buy New $11.19 (as of 10:45 EST - Details)

“The president has sought to keep that off limits, but if that’s the leverage Russians pose that’s a real threat to our country,” said Schiff.

Schiff insisted in March that there was “more than circumstantial evidence” connecting Trump to Russia, however despite the best efforts of the US-UK-Australian intelligence community and the DOJ/FBI’s multi-year counterintelligence “sting” and now probe, no such evidence has emerged.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), meanwhile, who has repeatedly called to impeach President Trump, is set to lead the House Financial Services Committee. As chair, she will be able to subpoena officials at financial regulatory agencies for testimony and other information.

In September, Waters renewed her calls to impeach Trump – and told a crowed of constituents at a rally that she would “get” Vice President Mike Pence once Trump was gone.

“I had a conversation here today with someone [who] asked, ‘Well, what about Pence? If you are able to impeach, Pence will be worse,’” said Waters. “And I said, ‘Look, one at a time. You knock one down, one at a time. You knock one down, and we’ll be ready for Pence. We’ll get him, too.”

Reprinted from The Duran.