Trump Denies Knowing Attorney General He Met Over a Dozen Times

Trump Denies Knowing Attorney General He Met Over a Dozen Times”

Democrats have warned that Whitaker, a Trump loyalist and vocal critic of the probe, may fire Mueller, but he has many other ways to hamper, or even freeze, the investigation.

By forcing Attorney General Jeff Session to resign and appointing Matthew Whitaker-a hostile critic of Mueller's probe into election meddling-progressive organizers say the emergency nationwide #ProtectMueller protests are created to raise the alarm about the "existential threat" Whitaker poses to the investigation and to let Trump know in no uncertain terms that "nobody is above the law".

And a source close to the President told CNN that the idea of Whitaker ending or suppressing the Russian Federation probe is not an option as of now. Acting consistent with these experts' advice would make clear that Whitaker takes his responsibilities as attorney general seriously and intends to act in a fashion consistent with both the law and the Department's long-standing ethical and professional standards.

"We're here because Trump replaced Sessions and installed someone who will do his bidding, who has voiced his hostility to the Bob Mueller investigation", said Mary Melancon, 75, of Tampa.

Whitaker has indicated to associates that he has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel probe. Under Justice Department rules, Whitaker is the only official who will be given the report.

He also warned of a "warlike" response if the Democrats tried to bring forward more investigations into him.

"If subpoenas go flying, and lawsuits go flying, you're in the mud with [Trump] - and that's what he wants". "As soon as that announcement was made they starting calling for his recusal", Prior said in an interview Wednesday.

When asked if Whitaker should recuse himself, Prior said, "No, I think there is no reason to recuse".

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Mr Trump has threatened to turn the Republican-led Senate on Democrats who cross him. Justice Department officials said his taking over for his boss was, at the very least, "awkward", because chiefs of staff typically leave with the attorney general.

Some senior Republicans, such as former presidential candidate and Utah Senator-elect Mitt Romney, have urged Whitaker to allow the Mueller investigation to run unimpeded.

Protestor Gayle Gingrich said she feels more hopeful after Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. "It's a perilous time".

Trump, said Nora Mann, an activist from Arlington, is "running scared". 'We have confidence in the Mueller investigation.

Whitaker is a former USA attorney from Iowa who founded a law firm with other Republican Party activists. Joni Ernst (R-IA). The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation.

Among those the White House is considering to serve as Sessions' permanent replacement is former New Jersey governor and Trump supporter Chris Christie.

People close to Christie say if he's offered the job he will consider it seriously.

Ms Pelosi added she will wait for the outcome of the special counsel investigation but noted that a call for impeachment "would have to be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive".

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