Democrats Seek Hearing on Trump's Ouster of Sessions

Fears for Russia probe as Trump fires Jeff Sessions

Thanking Sessions for his service, Romney said that it was "imperative that the important work of the Justice Department continues, and that the Mueller investigation proceeds to its conclusion unimpeded".

Nils Enevoldsen of Somerville said he is troubled by Whitaker's appointment.

While Whitaker is now Mueller's supervisor, it was not clear Thursday whether that meant Rosenstein would step aside.

Whitaker, speaking on CNN in 2017, said he had respect for Mueller and then went on to say he would be surprised if the special counsel had any concerns about the termination of Sessions and its effect on the investigation.

That drew criticism from Democrats in Congress because Whitaker, who would now take over responsibility for overseeing Mueller and his investigation, has been critical of the Mueller probe, saying it should be scaled back. Whitaker, however, has made comments skeptical of the Mueller probe. "There is no case for obstruction of justice because the president has all the power of the executive and delegates that to people like the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the attorney general", said Whitaker.

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 USA towards "fascism".

Spats between Trump and journalists can sometimes seem circus-like, but critics say the president's hot temper illustrates his deeper disdain for Washington norms - and allegedly for the rule of law.

Joy Robinson said the Rock Hill's protest was put together in less than a day.

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Midterm elections saw the Democrats seize control of the House of Representatives which will allow them to frustrate and block Trump's policy plans.

In Bloomington, many protesters held cardboard signs reading "Nobody Is Above the Law", "Protect Mueller Protect Democracy" and other statements in support of the Mueller probe.

And Jimmy Gomez, of California, said that those seeking to inflict revenge on Mr Trump were "wrong", tweeting that it was not "payback time" but "time to govern". "We have to get rid of Trump". Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and can not be allowed to remain in charge of it.

"I was anxious someone wouldn't stand up", Viola said.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, one of several public officials invited to the event, called Mueller "an incredible public servant".

Emily Qualey of Portland stands on a traffic bollard at the edge of Monument Square on Thursday during the protest supporting the integrity of Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe. For this reason, as one of us co-wrote for Lawfare on Wednesday, "i$3 f Whitaker either does not obtain an ethics opinion from career officials or if he departs from that guidance, that would be a serious red flag".

Walter Shaub, who was director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics for four years before resigning in July 2017, said the friendship between Whitaker and Clovis should disqualify Whitaker from supervising the Mueller investigation.

"A would-be dictator has risen to power and has challenged our values", McNeil said, as the crowd started to applaud.


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