Biggest concern after AG Jeff Sessions' dismissal is the Russian Federation investigation

Biggest concern after AG Jeff Sessions' dismissal is the Russian Federation investigation

"I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about" the Russian Federation investigation, Trump told reporters this morning, "I don't know Matt Whitaker".

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of major USA cities to call for protection of the special counsel charged with investigating ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

American citizens in Vancouver are planning a protest Thursday following the firing by U.S. President Donald Trump of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A Justice Department official said Wednesday that Whitaker would assume final decision-making authority over the special counsel probe instead of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"The [midterm] election results had barely come in, and Donald Trump railroaded his attorney general into resigning" Wyden said.

About six Congressional Democrats including Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden and Cory Booker stressed that Trump may be attempting to disrupt the Mueller investigation and called on Whitaker to recuse himself.

Legal scholars, meanwhile, have debated the constitutionality of Whitaker's appointment, with some lawyers saying it is illegal because Whitaker has not been confirmed by the Senate.

Whitaker has publicly spoken about possible ways to slow or obstruct Mueller's investigation.

Kreutz said if any president, regardless of political party, was dodging procedure with appointments, she would be protesting in the same manner.

Sessions handed in his resignation Wednesday at Trump's request.

Mueller is probing both Russia's interference and whether Trump's presidential campaign may have colluded with Moscow.

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"President Trump has fired the attorney general".

Sessions' dismissal sent alarm waves through Washington and the rest of the nation, since Whitaker has called for limitations to the Mueller investigation, as well as its defunding.

This is a red line, and Trump just crossed it.

He might have found that in Whitaker, who is reportedly very close to the White House - the New York Times profiled him in September and said that chief of staff John Kelly considers him the West Wing's eyes and ears at the Justice Department.

"I'm out here because we are seeing the attempted dismantling of our democracy by the president", said Henrietta Jordan of Keene Valley.

"They have changed the face of this country and brought us back from the brink of an oligarch", she said.

"I think it seems wildly inappropriate to most of us that the president would appoint someone who has such a strong opinion on an investigation on him", said Mindie Riley, a Bethlehem resident who helped organize the rally.

"I haven't ruled out anything", he said. He said there was no evidence of collusion.

Trump was asked about Robert Mueller's probe, and he replied: "I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about it".

Trump's nomination of a permanent replacement for Sessions will require confirmation by the US Senate, which remains in Republican control following Tuesday's midterm elections.

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