With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question

09 November, 2018, 15:43 | Author: Carlos George
  • U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has begun writing its final report on its 18-month Russian Federation investigation, according a media report Thursday.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been named as a possible candidate for the vacant position of U.S. attorney general now that Jeff Sessions has been removed from the job. He said there was no evidence of collusion.

Mueller's probe looks to establish whether Trump or his campaign actively colluded with them to steal the White House.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY said in a statement that Whitaker should recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe in light of "his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation".

Trump Jr. has reportedly told pals he is anxious about being arrested this week following the midterm elections and the firing of top U.S. lawman Jeff Sessions.

Several thousand demonstrators gathered Thursday in New York's Times Square and chanted slogans including "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody's above the law" before marching downtown. Many held signs which read: "Protect the Mueller Investigation, Nobody is Above the Law", "Impeach Treason", "For Democracy Sake Protect the Investigation", and "I support Mueller turning con men into convicts".

The rallies were organized after President Trump fired his former attorney general Jeff Sessions and appointed his chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney general and oversee Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Several of the groups involved in Thursday evening's protests have always been planning what they call "rapid response" protests if Trump tried to fire Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing Mueller's investigation. Nadler and other Democrats on the committee suggested the shakeup appears to be an effort to alter oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe in a way that favors the president.

Demonstrators gathered outside the US consulate at 1075 West Pender St., some wearing American flags and others toting signs with messages such as "no one is above the law". When Sessions recused himself early on from overseeing the investigation, based on contacts with Russian officials during Trump's campaign, the president had pressured him to resign, but Session stuck it out. "I had no clue there would be this many people", Follayattar said.

Activists are demanding that Whitaker recuse himself from managing the investigation as well, saying he has his conflicts of interest.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's legal team has begun working with the president to craft responses to questions from Mueller's team as part of their investigation, sources close to Trump told ABC.

You reported today that that doesn't seem likely, that recusal. Whitaker has spoken critically about the Mueller probe and spoke in a TV interview about choking off its funding.

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.

"I think if you were to ask anyone with DOJ experience they would say 'Huh?" "By forcing the firing (of) the attorney general, the president now threatens the rule of law itself".

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