Thousand Oaks, Jeff Sessions, Jim Acosta: Your Thursday Briefing

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At least 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, were killed late Wednesday in a shooting at a country as well as western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., officials said.

The gunman will be also dead, officials said, adding which there was no longer a threat to the public after the shooting at the dance hall, the Borderline Bar as well as Grill, which was holding an event for college students.

The location: Thousand Oaks, a relatively affluent city in Ventura County, will be about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

President Trump replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday with Matthew Whitaker, who has questioned the scope of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference from the 2016 presidential election.

Mr. Sessions, who resigned at the president’s request, recused himself in March 2017 through overseeing the investigation, citing his role in Mr. Trump’s campaign. Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has been overseeing the inquiry.

As acting attorney general, Mr. Whitaker currently has which responsibility. He has said which the special counsel, Robert Mueller, might be going too far if he examined the Trump family finances.

Looking back: Mr. Sessions helped promote Mr. Trump’s agenda, particularly on immigration as well as in addressing violent crime as well as opioids, yet his recusal through the Russia investigation cost him the president’s support.

What’s next: One of our Washington correspondents answered questions about the implications of Mr. Sessions’s firing.