Mueller’s New Boss Has Broad Powers to Throttle Trump Probe

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Plans are for a protest to be held at 5 p.m.in front of the us consulate at 1075 West Pender St. Though Sessions was an early and prominent campaign backer of Trump, his departure letter lacked effusive praise for the president and made clear the resignation came "at your request". "In my role as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I look forward to meeting with acting Attorney General Whitaker soon and have confidence he will do a professional job in this position".

All this comes as his acting attorney general assumes control of the probe, but Democrats are calling on Whitaker to recuse himself because of his past comments about the investigation.

She said the investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion has been winding down for weeks prior to Sessions stepping down.

In an interview with The Washington Times last week, Mr. Trump said he had just wrapped up a meeting with Mr. Whitaker and others on election security at the White House. Trump, a frequent critic of Acosta, said the reporter was a "very unprofessional guy" and insisted: "I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice".

An invite for the nationwide "Nobody Is Above the Law" rallies, which garnered over 21,000 RSVPs in NY, declared that "Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up".

Any final report from the probe, which has been a work in progress, will be handed to Whitaker and it will be his decision whether to make it public, Reid reports.




The decree followed a lengthy investigation by the Justice Department during the Obama administration that concluded Baltimore Police were routinely violating people's constitutional rights.

Probably. Mueller has clearly pursued allegations that Trump criminally obstructed the Russian Federation probe, mainly by firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey in May 2017 - the move that led directly to Mueller's appointment.

Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign. "To #ProtectMueller's investigation, Acting Attorney General Whitaker must recuse himself given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation".

Valparaiso City Councilman Robert Cotton, D-2nd, said the Mueller investigation needs to be protected. He sent a department-wide note after his appointment in which he said, "As we move forward, I am committed to leading a fair Department with the highest ethical standards, that upholds the rule of law, and seeks justice for all Americans".

Of the scrutiny Whitaker is facing, Trump said: "It's a shame that no matter who I put in they go after". McConnell said he expects Whitaker to be "a very interim" appointee.

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