Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Protesters Rally to Protect Special Counsel's Investigation

Protesters Rally to Protect Special Counsel's Investigation

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer at the request of President Donald Trump, throwing the future of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation into uncertainty.

Whitaker wrote an op-ed for CNN previous year that Trump is "absolutely correct" to say that Mueller would be going too far if he were to investigate the president's family finances.

Recent acting and permanent attorneys general have been longtime government lawyers or high-ranking politicians with more experience navigating Washington than Whitaker.

The rally was one of several demonstrations in U.S. cities including Boston, Baltimore, Chicago and Washington, DC, dubbed "ProtectMueller" marches. "We will be holding people accountable", he tweeted. This is nothing less than a slow motion Saturday Night Massacre. "We're going to continue to do that".

The investigation until now has been overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller a year ago and granted him fairly broad authority. But a new special counsel was appointed soon after, and the firing of Cox was found by a court to be illegal on November 14, 1973.

"Our message is clear: Whitaker must recuse! Do you put a complete hack at the Department of Justice to oversee your prosecution if you're innocent?" Justice Department officials said that under normal circumstances, the deputy attorney general would likely play an active, hands-on role in overseeing such a high profile probe, and they had no reason to believe that Rosenstein would now be cut out.

Trump abruptly altered the chain of command above Mueller on Wednesday, putting his work under the supervision of a Republican loyalist who has been openly skeptical of the special counsel's authority and has mused about ways to curtail his power.

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One protester told Sputnik News that he came out "to resist tyranny because we are in so much danger right now".

"And to outsiders, it looks like he [Trump] chose this person because this person has committed to end this investigation, this person is loyal to Donald Trump".

With Whitaker as Attorney General, protesters are anxious he serves the best interest of President Trump instead of the entire country.

Cavuto said that Trump can fire or solicit resignations from anyone as chief executive. Federal prosecutors have said in court papers that the case involves numerous "uncharged" third parties and have argued against disclosing search warrants and other documents that would "certainly result in a very public guessing game" about their identities. He appointed Mueller in May 2017 as the justice department's special counsel to take control of the FBI's Russian Federation probe after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

A replacement for Mr Mueller though would have no such constraints, potentially allowing Mr Trump to hamstring the investigators.

But the relationship was irreparably damaged in March 2017 when Sessions, acknowledging previously undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador and citing his work as a campaign aide, recused himself from the Russia investigation. Tuesday's outcome effectively kickstarted the 2020 Presidential campaign in a country that is on a perpetual election cycle. "The people will not stand for this".

Protests are taking place across the entire country at 5 PM local time. But that is where we are in today's America. "Checks and balances and the rule of law must prevail". As of Thursday evening, hundreds of cities in the U.S., Canada and even parts of Europe had protests listed.

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