Democrats Seek Hearing on Trump's Ouster of Sessions

Esequiel Farfan
Noviembre 9, 2018

In New York's Times Square, demonstrators chanted slogans including "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody's above the law" before marching downtown. They held signs saying "Truth Must Triumph" and "Repeal, Replace Trump".

Crowds also turned out in Chicago; Greensboro, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn., and many other places.

Former presidential candidate and newly-elected senator of Utah, Mitt Romney, tweeted, "I want to thank Jeff Sessions for his service to our country as Attorney General".

There is a growing sense of concern inside the White House over the negative reaction to Matthew Whitaker being tapped as acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions' abrupt firing.

According to the Washington Post, Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself, putting the two sides on collision course should the acting attorney general interfere with the Mueller probe.

Nobody Is Above The Law said it had been preparing "rapid response" protests, just in case of a major development in the investigation. Though Sessions was an early and prominent campaign backer of Trump, his departure letter lacked effusive praise for the president and made clear the resignation came "at your request".

He said that in the Old Dominion, Democrats and some Republicans agreed that Trump appears "untethered" - appearing to allude to why Sen.

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"The person he's put in, he's got a plan to cut the funding for the whole probe", she said. During a 2014 debate in Iowa when he ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. senate, Whitaker reportedly said he'd like to see federal judicial nominees be "people of faith" with a "biblical view of justice".

A former US attorney and conservative commentator, Whitaker previous year wrote an opinion piece for CNN arguing that Mueller would be going too far if he investigated the Trump family's finances. She said the group's activism is wider than serving as a foil for the GOP and Trump.

"You would always take that meeting".

"I do think these kind of gatherings of people who stand up, even at a moments notice, as kind of a liberty army, to say, 'We will protect the rule of law and justice, ' that's important to send that signal", Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton told the Indiana Daily Student.

Many marchers said they were no fans of Sessions. Last August, Whitaker remarked that he thought the Mueller investigation had gone "too far". "Anything that is outside of Russian coordination or the 2016 campaign would be outside of the scope of that investigation".

Walter Shaub, who was director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics for four years before resigning in July 2017, said the friendship between Whitaker and Clovis should disqualify Whitaker from supervising the Mueller investigation. He also called the appointment of Mueller as special counsel - a position meant to be safe from political influence - "ridiculous". Protestors anxious Whitaker would use his new position to stifle the investigation before its conclusion.

Thousands gathered in NY last night in support of Mueller amid fears Trump may try to scrap the probe into allegations of election meddling and collusion by his campaign and Russian Federation.

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