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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Trump Firing Jeff Sessions: This Was 'Done Out of Fear'

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Trump Firing Jeff Sessions: This Was 'Done Out of Fear'
He had to get rid of Sessions before Democrats are sworn in. President Donald Trump took a long-expected but still shocking step Wednesday when he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with loyalist Matthew Whitaker.MSNBC's Rachel Maddow noted that there's a striking parallel to President George W. Bush's firing of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld after the 2006 midterm elections. Rumsfeld had completely botched the Iraq War, and the voters sent a decisive blow to the Republican Party at the ballot box — so Bush, in turn, took the reasonable step of firing Rumsfeld the next day.
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