Protests to protect Robert Mueller planned nationwide after Jeff Sessions firing

Protests to protect Robert Mueller planned nationwide after Jeff Sessions firing

USA media reported that Trump had asked White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to ask Sessions to resign, prompting Sessions to submit the letter.

Before he was sacked by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed a memo that appears to curtail the Department of Justice's ability to implement and enforce consent decrees like the one Baltimore has entered to reform its police department.

Hundreds of protests are expected across the country today in an effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election.

Mueller's probe looks to establish whether Trump or his campaign actively colluded with them to steal the White House.

Congressional Democrats, including newly elected members of the House of Representatives, held a conference call on Thursday to discuss Sessions' ouster, Democratic lawmakers and aides said. The only surprise is in the timing-Trump moved far more rapidly than anyone might have anticipated.

The mobilization comes after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, replacing him with a man who has previously criticized the probe and offered suggestions on how to slow it down. "He worked for Attorney General Sessions". "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein handled the Russian Federation investigation, and in May 2017 appointed Mueller as special counsel for the investigation. "We have operated with integrity and have lawfully and aggressively advanced the policy agenda of this administration".

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However, while Sessions was at the helm of the Justice Department, they reasoned Mueller's investigation was safe since he had recused himself from overseeing it because of his role in Trump's campaign.

Allen said Trump would likely gladly trade the possibility of a better working relationship with Democrats for protection against Mueller.

"The statutory line of succession within the Department of Justice provides that the Deputy Attorney General serves as Acting Attorney General in the case of a vacancy in the Office of Attorney General".

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday sent a letter to Trump questioning the legality of Whitaker's appointment, since he was not confirmed by the Senate.

Pressure is mounting for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to recuse himself in the Russian Federation investigation as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation appears to be winding down.

Given that Trump publicly demanded his last attorney general stop Mueller, and that Whitaker has publicly called for Mueller's last supervisor to reign him in, this seems like a fair question.

When federal prosecutors targeted his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen, Trump insisted Cohen handled only a "tiny, tiny fraction" of his legal work.

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