Ousting Sessions was huge risk since Trump’s ultimate aim seems to be to endanger Mueller’s Russia probe

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CNN’s \u003ca href=\”/profiles/laura-jarrett\” target=\”_blank\”>Laura Jarrett\u003c/a> reports.”},{“title”:”Trump to PBS reporter: Such a racist question”,”duration”:”02:14″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/07/pbs-reporter-trump-claims-racist-question-april-ryan-newsroom-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/07/pbs-reporter-trump-claims-racist-question-april-ryan-newsroom-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181107132049-18-trump-presser-1107-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/07/pbs-reporter-trump-claims-racist-question-april-ryan-newsroom-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Trump interrupted a PBS reporter at a news conference, defensively stating several times that her question was \”racist\” and \”insulting,\” when she tried to clarify why he called himself a nationalist on the campaign trail.”,”descriptionText”:”Trump interrupted a PBS reporter at a news conference, defensively stating several times that her question was \”racist\” and \”insulting,\” when she tried to clarify why he called himself a nationalist on the campaign trail.”},{“title”:”Some WH staff surprised by timing of AG announcement”,”duration”:”04:05″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2018/11/07/lead-pamela-brown-wh-dnt-live-jake-tapper.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2018/11/07/lead-pamela-brown-wh-dnt-live-jake-tapper.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181107141557-jeff-sessions-despedido-trump-renuncia-brk-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2018/11/07/lead-pamela-brown-wh-dnt-live-jake-tapper.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Pam Brown reports President Trump’s decision to fire his attorney general just one day after the midterm elections caught some White House staff off guard.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Pam Brown reports President Trump’s decision to fire his attorney general just one day after the midterm elections caught some White House staff off guard.”},{“title”:”Sen. Schumer: Protecting Mueller is paramount”,”duration”:”00:40″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/07/sen-chuck-schumer-trump-sessions-fired-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/07/sen-chuck-schumer-trump-sessions-fired-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181107155038-sen-chuck-schumer-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/07/sen-chuck-schumer-trump-sessions-fired-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reacts to the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Trump. Sen. Schumer says special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation needs to be protected.”,”descriptionText”:”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reacts to the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Trump. Sen. Schumer says special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation needs to be protected.”},{“title”:”Former SC State Rep: ‘I don’t know who Lindsey Graham is anymore’ “,”duration”:”05:55″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2018/11/07/lead-panel-2-live-jake-tapper.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2018/11/07/lead-panel-2-live-jake-tapper.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181107165842-lead-panel-2-live-jake-tapper-00053525-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2018/11/07/lead-panel-2-live-jake-tapper.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The Lead political panel discusses. “,”descriptionText”:”The Lead political panel discusses. “},{“title”:”Pelosi: I’m the best person to be speaker”,”duration”:”01:19″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/07/nancy-pelosi-best-person-for-house-speaker-role-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/07/nancy-pelosi-best-person-for-house-speaker-role-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181107132736-01-pelosi-presser-1107-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/07/nancy-pelosi-best-person-for-house-speaker-role-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says she is confident in her ability to lead Democrats in the House of Representatives.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. 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