Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russian Federation investigation

Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russian Federation investigation

Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russian Federation investigation

The revelation about the investigation comes as Whitaker, a little-known Iowa Republican whose relationship with President Donald Trump led to his appointment Wednesday, appears prepared to seize control of the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation in spite of hisextensive remarks about the probe as a cable news commentator. The ACLU wrote in a statement, "Jeff Sessions was the worst attorney general in modern American history".

Democrats have called on Whitaker to recuse himself as he has previously made negative comments about the probe.

A spokeswoman for Goodlatte had no comment on the letter. Sessions declined to discuss the details of his forced resignation.

The protest was part of the nationally organized "Nobody is Above the Law" movement, which vowed to hold protests nationwide if President Donald Trump took any steps that could jeopardize special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Trump has called the investigation a "witch hunt".

He also said on CNN a year ago that he could see a scenario in which Sessions' replacement doesn't fire Mueller but "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt". "Cox clashed with the White House over Nixon's refusal to release Oval Office recordings, some of which implicated the president in the (Watergate hotel) break-in".

"I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because politically I don't like stopping it", Trump told a White House news conference. Serving as a special counsel does not require Senate confirmation by statute.

Matt Whitaker has been named acting US attorney general following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Jurors also will be escorted to and from the courthouse by federal officers and sequestered from the public while inside. Until he was recaptured in early 2016 - and extradited to the United States in 2017 - he seemed largely untouchable.

Even after he arrived at the Justice Department, Whitaker harbored frustration about the length of the special counsel probe and doubts about the scope of Mueller's authority, a person familiar with the matter said.

As Jeff Sessions was forced out of his attorney general position and Matthew Whitaker steps in, Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe is under high pressure.

But Rosenstein is expected to continue to handle the day-to-day management of the probe, as he would for any other significant criminal investigation.

"I think fundamentally this investigation by Bob Mueller needs to be limited", Whitaker said during an interview with Sean Hannity in 2017.

He added, "I'm not saying he's indicting the president. He's the acting attorney general". "Matt Whitaker has a great reputation and that's what I wanted".

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill in April.

Moscow denies interfering in the 2016 election.

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