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Democrats call 'hearing' as critic of Russian Federation probe replaces Sessions

Protesters call for protection of Russia probe after Sessions resigns Protect Mueller protests are erupting across the country
Andrew Cummings | 12 November, 2018, 05:51

In interviews Sunday, however, Republicans denied the Mueller investigation is at risk.

Organizers say Whitaker's appointment is an attempt to obstruct Mueller's investigation, which was previously overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

He explained that Rosenstein is a witness in the investigation he's overseeing - and possibly even a "subject" or "target" - and he was centrally involved in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

"Comments that Matt Whitaker made as a private citizen on cable TV does not disqualify him from being fair and impartial by overseeing this investigation".

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A Republican party loyalist who was Sessions' chief of staff, Whitaker has also publicly questioned the probe.

That set off immediate alarm bells: Whitaker has been overtly critical of the broad scope granted to Mueller's team to probe beyond allegations Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in 2016, into other ties between Trump, his family and aides, and Russian Federation - an investigation the president calls a "witch hunt".

"Therefore, Whitaker can not serve as acting Attorney General ..." "We should bring to the Senate floor legislation that would put restrictions on the ability of President Donald Trump to fire the Special Counsel", she added. He also said in a CNN op-ed previous year that Mueller had overstepped his mandate by digging into the Trump Organization's finances. McConnell said that's not needed because the probe will be allowed to finish.

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San Diegans join protests demanding protections for Mueller probe
The protest came a day after Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and appointed Whitaker. Congressional Democrats immediately called for Whitaker to remove himself from the investigation.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Whitaker has no plans to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, despite his history of making antagonistic remarks about the special counsel. "Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions".

Meanwhile, a New York Times op-ed published Thursday claims that Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as new acting attorney general is unconstitutional. In a statement on Wednesday, Whitaker said he is "committed to leading a fair Department with the highest ethical standards, that upholds the rule of law, and seeks justice for all Americans".

Schiff was among the members of the House and Senate leadership signing onto a letter demanding Whitaker's recusal from the Mueller probe.

"The President has said on multiple occasions the Mueller investigation should be completed", McConnell said. "He has expressed total hostility to the investigation".

"The president has said repeatedly he's not going to dismiss the Mueller investigation", McConnell told reporters at Kentucky's Capitol. Such a dramatic step is sure to trigger a fight between Congress and the executive branch about access to what Mueller has so far found, he said.

Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Trump, defended Whitaker's oversight of the probe when asked about it on ABC's "This Week".

The myriad questions surrounding Whitaker's independence prompted DOJ veterans and constitutional law experts to lay the groundwork for a legal argument saying Mueller could challenge Whitaker's appointment if he overruled a decision by Mueller.

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