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Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russia investigation

Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russia investigation

Trump asked for Jeff Sessions' resignation and then replaced him with Whitaker, his chief of staff. Whitaker has criticized Mueller's probe. "He was very, very highly thought of, and still is highly thought of". That contradicted Trump's remarks on Fox News last month, when he called Whitaker "a great guy" and said "I mean, I know Matt Whitaker". "He worked for Attorney General (Jeff) Sessions". Mueller's work has been overseen by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

"He's political to his core", a friend said of Whitaker.

Hence, the timing of what Trump tweeted on Wednesday struck many as conspicuous.

Trump on Friday lambasted Flake via Twitter over these efforts.

Trump then tried to take a shot against Mueller for not being "Senate confirmed" - while also claiming that Whitaker, the former u.s. attorney for Iowa, has been.

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.

The Democrats said they also want the Justice Department to protect the integrity of Mueller's investigation and to preserve relevant documents.

"It makes me want to vomit literally every day", he said. "I don't know Matt Whitaker", Trump said.

However, the ACLU had a few other choice departing words for the now former Attorney General. In a talk radio interview, he maintained there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Chinese staff forced to drink urine and eat roaches
The employee added that the firm threatened to reduce their severance pay should they resign from their jobs. Police in Zunyi county police arrested three managers and they were later sentenced to jail time.

"No matter who I put in, they go after him", he said.

"Matt Whitaker is a very smart man, he is a very respected man in the law enforcement community, top of the line", Trump said.

"I think people are fed up", she said.

When the Democrats take over the House, they are expected to launch numerous probes of Trump, his business interests and his administrations.

Why is anyone surprised that he's now done what he said he was going to do?

Holding signs and banners with statements like "Protect Mueller Investigation" and "Protect Democracy From Our President!" the crowd chanted "no one is above the law" and "ho-ho, hey-hey, Robert Mueller's got to stay". Mr. Trump openly said a few times that if he had known Sessions would recuse himself, he might not have selected him to be the top law enforcement official in the country.

That belief is echoed by White House officials who also do not believe Whitaker needs to recuse himself, sources tell CNN.

For about a year, local progressive activists have been poised to hold a protest if President Donald Trump took steps to shut down an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Kelly would often call Whitaker to convey when Trump was unhappy with something at the Justice Department or with Sessions in particular.


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