Interim Attorney General “Whitaker has publicly attacked the FBI for failing to indict Hillary Clinton for using a personal email. He defended Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to meet with a Russian operative promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. He opposed the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian election interference (‘Hollow calls for independent prosecutors are just craven attempts to score cheap political points and serve the public in no measurable way.’) Whitaker has called on Rod Rosenstein to curb Mueller’s investigation, and specifically declared Trump’s finances (which include dealings with Russia) off-limits. He has urged Trump’s lawyers not to cooperate with Mueller’s ‘lynch mob.'” NY Mag: Trump Has Found His Roy Cohn in Matt Whitaker. (Trump even screwed over Cohn in the end…)

+ WaPo: The eight people to watch following the ouster of Jeff Sessions.

+ Even Session’s harshest critics are worried about his firing. The only people who seem unabashedly joyful are Trump and cannabis investors.