WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the exit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “not a constitutional crisis.”
Sessions’ former chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, is now acting attorney general and has authority to oversee the remainder of the Russia probe.
Conway spoke to reporters at the White House on Thursday.
Conway was asked if President Donald Trump had instructed Whitaker to limit the Russia investigation and said the “president hasn’t instructed him to do anything” beyond serve as acting attorney general.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (ROH’-zen-styn) previously oversaw the probe. Conway says Rosenstein was at the White House on Wednesday for a regularly scheduled meeting and was expected back for another such meeting on Thursday.