Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Protests to protect Robert Mueller planned nationwide after Jeff Sessions firing

Protests to protect Robert Mueller planned nationwide after Jeff Sessions firing

Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel after Sessions recused himself and after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.

Whitaker is expected to take over oversight of Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign associates colluded with Russia.

By forcing Attorney General Jeff Session to resign and appointing Matthew Whitaker-a hostile critic of Mueller's probe into election meddling-progressive organizers say the emergency nationwide #ProtectMueller protests are created to raise the alarm about the "existential threat" Whitaker poses to the investigation and to let Trump know in no uncertain terms that "nobody is above the law".

Marijuana reform advocates have generally applauded the announcement of Sessions' resignation, as the now former attorney general has a long history of demeaning cannabis consumers, disregarding research about the benefits of medical marijuana, and upholding federal prohibition.

The document was released on Twitter by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who tweeted that Whitaker "recuse himself immediately".

Over the course of his investigation thus far, Mueller and his team of prosecutors indicted 32 individuals and three Russian businesses on charges ranging from computer hacking to conspiracy and financial crimes.

Trump has denied his campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

However, with Republicans tightening their grip on the Senate, an initially magnanimous-sounding Trump suggested that a divided Congress would bring opportunity for bipartisan cooperation - something in low supply in Washington. But Trump and his aides are concerned about Mueller's next move with the work that is complete, according to a White House official and a Republican with close ties to the administration.

Only minutes later, a series of questions he found overly hostile sent him into a most un-loving blowup. Another person said that remained true ever after Whitaker took his place.

"It's very bad for our country", he emphasized repeatedly. The undated letter was then sent to the White House.

Mr Sessions resigned at the request of the president.

Warner said there are others in Trump's orbit like Roger Stone - a former Nixon confidante and political consultant - who have a "swirl" around them.

"The question is: did the reporter make contact or not?"

Though the call-to-action was quick, the organization had been building an arsenal of demonstrators for the possibility of Trump ending the investigation for a year.

Other speakers said Trump thought American voices would be silent after the midterm election and accused the president of attacking the rule of law.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is being considered by President Trump to become the next US attorney general, two national news services are reporting.

"It was supposed to be on collusion".

"He worships him", a longtime friend said of Whitaker and Trump. "They went after people with tax problems, from years ago".

He also backed Trump's ban on the entry into America of people from several Muslim-majority countries. "Had nothing to do with my campaign". Whitaker has also argued that Mueller has overstepped his authority. Whitaker will oversee the Mueller investigation.

King did not indicate whether he thinks Whitaker will attempt to defund the probe.

In the House of Representatives, the senior Democrat on the Intelligence Committee - which Democrats will control from January - sounded the alarm.

"The president is entitled to an attorney general he has faith in", he said.

"Our politics plays into our law and our law plays into our politics", Gustoff said in an interview.

Republicans, however, have been mostly silent.

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