Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

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".

Those concerns are now focused on the future of the Mueller probe, which began as a look into alleged links with Russians seeking to disrupt the election and expanded into an investigation of billionaire Trump's murky finances, including his business ties to Russia.

The organizers of Thursday's events warned of even more massive street protests if Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the Mueller investigation after Sessions recused himself. "I think the president understands that it's best for Bob Mueller to finish his investigation".

The Russia investigation is a "lynch mob".

Democratic attorneys general for 17 states and Washington, D.C. wrote Whitaker Thursday demanding he recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe - something Sessions had done, which infuriated President Trump. "Worth a read", he tweeted.

Mueller's probe has since reached plea deals with or indicted a number of Trump associates.

There should be no special counsel investigation because what about Obama. For example, one regulation-the same one that ultimately led Sessions to recuse himself-specifically prohibits Justice Department employees from participating in any criminal investigation where they have "a personal or political relationship" with any person or organization that is "substantially involved" with the subject of the investigation or could be "directly affected" by its outcome.

Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted.

But since then, Graham has become a strong Trump supporter. Whitaker very vocally believes otherwise.

Whitaker, in a Justice Department statement released on Wednesday evening said, "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".

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Sessions, a 71-year-old former Republican senator from Alabama, was the first senator to endorse Trump's insurgent presidential campaign.

We should have a religious test for federal judges. Whitaker, who was serving as chief of staff for Sessions, was not serving a post that required Senate confirmation.

The Supreme Court is an "inferior branch" that should not have any authority over Congress.

We're also learning more about Whitaker's worldview.

Interestingly enough, however, in the same breath, he also said the Supreme Court should have repealed the New Deal and the Affordable Care Act - neither of which would be possible without Marbury.

The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller's into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow during the 2016 election has been hanging over Trump throughout his turbulent presidency.

The protest came a day after Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and appointed Whitaker. Augusta protesters challenged the legality of Whitaker's appointment by Trump.

George Conway III, a prominent lawyer, penned an op-ed in the New York Times along with former solicitor general Neal Katyal, arguing that Trump's power play at the Justice Department is 'unconstitutional'.

The special counsel's office upheld a long-standing Justice Department guideline that calls for discretion in taking legal or law enforcement measures within 60 days of an election in an effort to avoid the impression of attempting to sway voters.

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