Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Mildred Hamilton

Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russian Federation investigation

Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russian Federation investigation

Sutherland said Indivisible organized protests Wednesday in more than 900 locations. She said the group is affiliated with the Indivisible Project, a national collection of grassroots progressive organizations.

Napolitano said Whitaker, however, is not legally qualified for the role of acting attorney general because of "very precise laws" written by Congress in the wake of the Watergate scandal.

Trump told associates that he felt that Whitaker would be "loyal" and would not have recused himself from the Russian Federation probe as Sessions had done, according to the Republicans, who were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday sent a letter to Trump questioning the legality of Whitaker's appointment, since he was not confirmed by the Senate.

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"According to the chain of command, (Rosenstein) should be the attorney general", Gorton said.

Whitaker has publicly spoken about possible ways to slow or obstruct Mueller's investigation.

Indivisible member Eileen Kreutz, of Industry, traveled to attend the protest after hearing about it through communications from Indivisible.

Despite Trump's current 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. "He's decided to make a change, and we'll take a look at who he sends up", said McConnell. "What happened immediately after, Trump has taken the step of putting someone in place, that's an illegal step".

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When one reporter asked Trump if he wanted Whitaker to rein in the Russian Federation investigation, he replied, "What a stupid question that is".

DONALD TRUMP JR: Could the US President's son be the biggest scalp claimed by Robert Mueller? Maloney said Trump was "sidestepping the law" in an attempt to halt the investigation, which has resulted in "35 indictments". "He's the acting attorney general". "And that is a problem for all of us".

When federal prosecutors targeted his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen, Trump insisted Cohen handled only a "tiny, tiny fraction" of his legal work. "There is no other way to say it", she added. McConnell said he expects Whitaker to be "a very interim" appointee.

"I think it seems wildly inappropriate to most of us that the president would appoint someone who has such a strong opinion on an investigation on him", said Mindie Riley, a Bethlehem resident who helped organize the rally. "If you have somebody that you trust that is saying you need to meet with this individual because they have information about her, you would take that meeting".

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The sources also told the Post they do not believe Whitaker would approve any subpoena of Trump as part of that probe. "It shows that they don't really have a strategy when it comes to these things and then they end up having to backtrack".

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