Democrats prepare to defend Mueller's Russian Federation inquiry

12 November, 2018, 19:02 | Author: Carlos George
  • Why no blue wave? Maybe because Democrats kept running away from own base

Protesters have converged in cities nationwide to call for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign.

It means that Mr. Trump's installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional.

Mr Whitaker has made multiple negative comments about the Mueller investigation.

More than 100 people showed up to the Tippecanoe County courthouse to protest in response to President Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Thursday.

Margaret Brennan asked Graham, "A$3 re you going to ask [Whitaker] to recuse himself and is Matthew Whitaker's appointment constitutional?"

Democrats will specifically scrutinize whether Whitaker made any "commitments to the president about the probe", Mr Schiff said on NBC. "He's already prejudged the Mueller situation".

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Trump's legal team in August rejected Mueller's conditions for a sit-down interview, although Trump said Friday that he has not ruled out an interview with the special counsel.

It's unclear if Republicans would agree to add the bill to the spending legislation. Senate GOP leaders have said up to this point that such legislation isn't necessary, thus haven't brought it to the floor for a vote. Sen. "Mr Whitaker needs to understand that he will be called to answer". "If that doesn't happen, we will see what happens down the road".

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC took a similar view.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, described Trump's appointment of Whitaker as "an attack" on the Mueller investigation and said protecting that probe will be his committee's top priority.

The article also reports that Trump first noticed Whitaker while he appeared CNN in the summer of 2017.

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