UPDATED 7:33 AM PT — Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is setting the record straight about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation.
While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Conway explained President Trump is not planning to use the resignation as a way to shut down the Mueller probe.
She said the investigation into alleged Russia collusion has been winding down for weeks prior to Sessions stepping down.
The counselor to the president went on to give credit to Sessions for his work at the Department of Justice, including cracking down on opioid abuse as well as the MS-13 gang.
“This president’s Department of Justice has done a fine job breaking the back of the opioid crisis…prosecuting some doctors, pharmacists and nurses…shutting down the dark web…certainly putting it to the MS-13 gangs and prosecuting many violent criminals, trans-national criminals,” she stated.
Conway refused to give her opinion on who could be tapped to replace Sessions, adding, its up to the president to make that call