After Sessions’ Resignation, Boston Will Join Nationwide Rally for the Mueller Investigation

After Sessions’ Resignation, Boston Will Join Nationwide Rally for the Mueller Investigation

The protest campaign claims on its website that with Sessions ousted and acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker replacing Rod Rosenstein in overseeing the Mueller investigation, Trump "undercut the independence of the investigation" because "Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and can not be allowed to remain in charge of it". He questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's ability to give Mueller such wide latitude and wanted to explore the bounds of what Mueller was examining, though Rosenstein kept Session's office "walled off" from the matter, this person said.

In a belligerent response to his Republican Party's loss of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm poll - a virtual no-confidence motion against his Presidency from the broader electorate - Trump sacked a pliant cabinet member who he has been angry with for allowing the probe into alleged Russian Federation collusion. I've known Jeff for a long time.

LOYALIST: Former Sessions chief of staff Matt Whitaker has taken over oversight of the Russian Federation probe.

Trump repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse himself.

Christie met with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner at the White House Thursday about prison reform, the White House told NJ Advance.

Critics worry Whitaker may be unlikely or unwilling to defend the investigation, given his history of partisanship and loyalty to Trump.

Some prominent legal scholars have already lambasted the choice of Whitaker, including George Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility in Washington called on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian Federation probe.

Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign.

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With Democrats grabbing control of the House of Representatives, Nadler will become the chairman of the Judiciary Committee - and could preside over impeachment proceedings against Trump.

The page ratchets the perceived threat of the Sessions firing up to 11.

Those opinions have led some leading Democrats, as well as protesters in several cities tonight, to call Whitaker to recuse himself and to protect Robert Mueller. The former attorney general submitted a letter of resignation at the president's "request".

According to the Washington Post, Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself, putting the two sides on collision course should the acting attorney general interfere with the Mueller probe.

"Under Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, it is imperative that the important work of the Justice Department continues, and that the Mueller investigation proceeds to its conclusion unimpeded", he said on Twitter.

'Nor has a President ever before appointed an acting attorney general who is on record describing the means by which the President could curtail an ongoing investigation of the President's conduct'.

"Interference with the special counsel's investigation would cause a constitutional crisis and undermine the rule of law", Adam Schiff said.

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That left Rosenstein overseeing the investigation, and he named Mueller as special counsel.

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