Aggressive Trump tries to consolidate position with Sessions firing before Mueller report

Howard TerryNov 09, 2018

Washington, DC- Thousands protested across the United States on Thursday to demand that President Donald Trump not impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

As the probe continued to cloud his presidency, Trump kept complaining about Sessions recusing himself from supervising Mueller and entrusting the task instead to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Sessions said in a letter to Trump that he resigned at the president's request. Whitaker did, however, believe that Sessions had no choice but to recuse himself from the matter, the person said.

There has also been a question mark over Mr Rosenstein's future since it was alleged that he had discussed invoking a constitutional clause to oust President Trump.

Democrats also raised concerns about the appointment of Whitaker, 49, who will now oversee Mueller's probe.

Susan Collins, Republican senator for ME, also warned Mr Trump against interfering with Mr Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, saying he "must be allowed" to finish it.

While most Republicans remained silent about the firing of Mr Sessions - among them SC senator Lindsey Graham, who said previous year there would be "hell to pay" if the attorney general was got rid off - three senior members of the party urged Mr Trump to allow Mr Mueller complete his probe.

Congressional Democrats are calling on Whitaker to recuse himself because of comments he made before joining the Justice Department that were critical and skeptical of the probe.

People in North Alabama will join others nationwide on Thursday to protest former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' forced resignation.

Several Republican senators, including the newly elected Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate, said that the investigation led by Robert Mueller must be allowed to reach its conclusion.

Mr Sessions removed himself from the probe after Democrats accused him of failing to disclose contacts he had had with the Russian ambassador as a senior adviser to Mr Trump's campaign.

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, who's likely to be the next House Judiciary Committee Chairman, said in a statement on Wednesday that he would investigate Sessions' dismissal.

But his departure was anticipated since early this year, after he endured withering and repeated criticism from the president over the legally troubled ban on Muslim travellers Trump sought when he came into office, and over the Mueller probe. "There is no mistaking what this means, and what is at stake: this is a constitutionally perilous moment for our country and for the president".

Trump's relentless attacks on Sessions came even though the Alabama Republican was the first USA senator to endorse Trump and despite the fact his crime-fighting agenda and priorities, particularly his hawkish immigration enforcement policies, largely mirrored the president's. "Trump's attempt to be his own judge and jury is inconsistent with the rule of law and democracy".

How many people will show up remains to be seen.

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