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

Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

Protesters in Fort Worth said they were concerned about the future of Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election under acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. He wrote past year on CNN.com that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should limit the scope of Mueller's investigation to stop him from delving into Trump's finances.

But it's not typical for chiefs of staff to replace the head of an agency when that head resigns, as former CIA staffer and NBC contributor Ned Price pointed out.

Trump Jr. could join his father's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others who've been indicted or pleaded guilty to charges stemming from Mueller's probe. "That's why Cabinet Secretaries have Deputies". Mueller's team, which has interviewed Sessions, has been investigating the president's attacks on him and his demands to have a loyalist in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

That left Rosenstein overseeing the investigation, and he named Mueller as special counsel.

The decision infuriated Trump, who repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse.

White House emphasizes continuity and not disruption with Sessions' resignation.

Whitaker has criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between the president's Republican campaign and Russian Federation.

"The chances of Mueller being interfered with goes up dramatically" with Whitaker's appointment, he said.

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As Mueller has got closer to the heart of the Trump family's closely guarded financial secrets, the president has become more enraged.

Schumer, in a separate press conference with reporters, warned that attempts by Sessions's successor or Trump to interfere with the investigation would spark a "constitutional crisis".

In an effort to raise Hell about the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions and what it might mean for the Mueller investigation, Boston is joining nationwide protests Thursday with a 5 p.m. rally on Boston Common.

"This is is somebody who has already been out there, who has opined about the scope of the investigation, who is a political appointee", Marge Baker, the executive vice president of People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, said in an interview.

Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler, expected to chair the House Judiciary Committee starting in January, said removing Sessions fit Trump's pattern of interfering in the work of the Justice Department and Mueller.

A look at the responsibilities of the Justice Department's top two leaders and the special counsel running the department's most consequential and politically sensitive investigation. Trump wrote. "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date".

Sessions took the lead in imposing Trump's travel ban targeting a number of mostly Muslim nations, canceling the so-called Dreamer program that let the children of undocumented immigrants remain in the USA and forcing the separation of migrant families as part of a border crossing crackdown.

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