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Trump strikes, sensing post-midterm window to wound Mueller

(CNN)President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a swift strike to exploit Washington's new power dynamics after the midterm elections.It represents a huge risk since Trump's ultimate aim seems to be to endanger special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and the move is almost certain to lead to an immediate investigation once the new Democratic House majority gathers in January.In a way, Wednesday was peak Trump, with the President making a transparent effort to change the narrative after the GOP's monopoly on Washington power crumbled on Tuesday.But the grave implications of ousting Sessions mean it adds up to much more than a normal Trump head fake to drown out a damaging headline.His canning of ...