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Fears for Russian Federation probe as Trump fires Jeff Sessions

Fears for Russian Federation probe as Trump fires Jeff Sessions

U.S. President Donald Trump announced by tweet that 49-year-old Matthew Whitaker, Sessions's former chief of staff, would take over as acting attorney general until a permanent replacement is found at a later date.

Jeff Sessions imminent departure as attorney general was expected, as he had been repeatedly criticized by Trump for recusing himself from the investigation of potential collusion between the president's campaign and Russian Federation.

He's been described as a Trump loyalist and a possible threat to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

There have been plenty of Democrats who have called for Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, as Sessions did.

It was Clovis, no stranger to TV and radio himself, who encouraged Whitaker to get a regular commentary gig on cable television to get President Donald Trump's attention, according to friends who Whitaker told at the time.

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A coalition of progressive groups organized the nationwide event, called " Mueller Protection Rapid Response". He said he knows little about Whitaker, other than his portrayal as a staunch "Trump loyalist".

The first was, we have heard leading Democrats, and now many people around the country today, saying Whitaker has to recuse himself because he has clearly expressed he's already made up his mind about Mueller's investigation.

The state attorneys said Whitaker's recusal is "necessary to maintain public trust in the integrity of the investigation". Look for Whitaker to reduce Mueller's operating budget, pull lawyers and investigators now working on Mueller's team back to DOJ, refuse to authorize grand jury subpoenas or indictments, and/or push Mueller to wrap up the probe as soon as possible.

"When Trump complained about the Mueller investigation, Whitaker often smiled knowingly and nodded in assent, the official said".

Despite Trump's distancing himself from Whitaker, two Republicans close to the president said he had enjoyed Whitaker's TV appearances and the two had struck a bond.

"I think it's paramount to the solidity of American institutional existence, democracy itself".

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Mitchell Jr. said Whitaker was improperly empowered, bypassing deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and argued that as a vocal opponent of the Mueller probe, Whitaker is in a conflict of interest.

Whitaker is a former USA attorney from Iowa who founded a law firm with other Republican Party activists.

The group also urged people to pressure Congress to protect the Mueller investigation. "I'd like to know the truth", said Pat Noga, an Emmaus resident. Those TV appearances included one on CNN in which Whitaker suggested that the Mueller probe could be starved of resources.

Allen said Trump would likely gladly trade the possibility of a better working relationship with Democrats for protection against Mueller.

He also said he had not spoken with Whitaker about Mueller's probe.

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