What Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has to do with Mueller's probe

Jeff Sessions forced out after months of Trump abuse over Mueller probe

Jeff Sessions forced out after months of Trump abuse over Mueller probe

"Sometimes the voters need to do more than vote", she said.

"I think it's paramount to the solidity of American institutional existence, democracy itself". I was expecting 60, maybe 80 people.

New York City Rep. Jerrold Nadler - who is now the ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee and could be the next chairman of the committee with Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives - questioned the president's move on Twitter and said that "we will be holding people accountable".

Protests are scheduled to start Thursday at 5pm local time.

Protestors who gathered outside Toomey's office Thursday evening wished legislators would take a stronger stance to protect the investigation.

Boone said Graham's defense of Trump is "a far cry" from his 2017 promises.

Whitaker, who had a stint as a legal commentator for CNN, has been vocal in his criticism of Mueller's investigation and its scope.

The protesters challenged the legality of Whitaker's appointment by Trump, saying they thought the next in line for the position was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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Trump's selection of Whitaker as acting AG (Sessions had recused himself from oversight of the Mueller investigation) drew immediate fire, as Whitaker has already established himself as a highly partisan Trump loyalist.

The crowd in Portland was clearly angry with Trump. He was quickly shouted down and had anti-Trump signs held in front of his face.

Two senators - Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democrat Chris Coons of DE - announced Thursday afternoon that they will try to force a vote next week on legislation meant to protect Mueller.

But it's unclear how this requirement operates in regard to the attorney general, who has no identifiable supervisor other than the president.

Under the special counsel regulation, Whitaker has the power to block any "investigative or procedural step" Mueller recommends, such as bringing an indictment or subpoena, if he determines it to be "inappropriate or unwarranted under established Departmental practices". He did so at the request of the president.

Protesters converged in cities nationwide to call for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign. But some Republicans now question whether Sessions could easily get elected again, considering his strained relationship with Trump, who lashed out at Sessions for months in public and private over his recusal. He also lamented that in Sessions he had no attorney general. "I feel the United States has become an autocracy", said Roberta Zuckerman of South Portland. Campaign efforts include ending the Iraq war and combatting gun violence by ending politicians' affiliation with the NRA, but since 2016 the organization says it has been "a pillar of the Resistance to Trump". "He would have to trump up some charges", Ohlin said.

Several people were invited to speak during the protest, which lasted about 40 minutes. "We don't have dictators in America", declared Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn Civic Action, one of several groups organizing the mobilization.

Emily Qualey of Portland stands on a traffic bollard at the edge of Monument Square on Thursday during the protest supporting the integrity of Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

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