Democrats signal they want to investigate Jeff Sessions' ouster and replacement

Lewis Collier
November 9, 2018

Whitaker has taken over from Jeff Sessions, who resigned Wednesday after months of pressure from President Trump to do so.

Sessions was the first casualty of a cabinet shakeup that had been expected from Trump following the midterm elections.

A Vancouver demonstration in support of special counsel Robert Mueller drew about 50 US citizens and supporters on Thursday evening.

To this point, Trump has heeded advice not to directly interfere, though a new chapter in the relationship with the probe may have begun with the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as new acting attorney general. "Special Counsel Mueller must be allowed to complete his work without interference-regardless of who is AG". Though Sessions was an early and prominent campaign backer of Trump, his departure letter lacked effusive praise for the president and made clear the resignation came "at your request".

"I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about it, I don't know Matt Whitaker", Trump told reporters Friday.

The rushed appointment "is unconstitutional".

He said that other former Trump associates Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg are all cooperating with the government, and that the "public needs to see the results" of the probe.

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. She said the group's activism is wider than serving as a foil for the GOP and Trump. "He said it should be shut down".

David Bosel, a retired political scientist, described Trump's attempts to scupper the Mueller investigation as "dictatorial" and accused most Republicans in Congress of helping Trump tilt the United States towards "fascism".

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But if anything, the election aftermath has featured even hotter controversy than before, whether over Mueller or Trump's other favorite bugbear - the media.

A former USA attorney and conservative commentator, Whitaker past year wrote an opinion piece for CNN arguing that Mueller would be going too far if he investigated the Trump family's finances. Shortly after, the White House took the extremely rare measure of revoking Acosta's press pass.

Some prominent legal scholars have already lambasted the choice of Whitaker, including George Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

Cramer said "the president has put in place someone who has espoused a view that protects the president".

People all over the country subscribed to an email list that would be activated if Trump appeared to be interfering with the investigation into his campaign.

Americans can longer stand by and be passive as the Trump administration tries to control the outcome of the Mueller investigation, he said.

Those actions could involve seeking new indictments from a grand jury or a subpoena forcing Trump to sit for an interview.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway suggested on Thursday morning that the question of whether Whitaker will recuse himself is absurd.

In the past, he has shown distinct skepticism about the probe, calling for its scope to be curtailed.

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