Donald Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions


In the last 24 hours, the American people have quickly gotten to know Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. Attorney and Justice Department chief of staff who President Donald Trump has chosen to take over from the abruptly fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Court papers show Trump's conduct and that of top executives at the Trump Organization, some of whom have received immunity, have been scrutinized.

West Wing sources said they are "worried" about Trump Jr as they fear Mueller will be able to snare him on perjury. "Unelected judges are deciding numerous issues of the day", he complained, adding that Marbury was a bad ruling and we should revisit the Court as "the final arbiter of constitutional issues".

"We the people will not stand for this".

"We are facing a continuing assault on our democracy", she said.

"I was very surprised". More than 20,000 people RSVP'd for the Manhattan march. The effort is supported by a large number of progressive groups including, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and Common Cause.

On Thursday, the Acosta incident entered even more freaky territory when the White House was accused of tweeting a video doctored to make the reporter appear more aggressive in fending off the female press aide who tried to remove his mic.

Protesters gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago Thursday evening before marching to a rally outside Trump Tower.

Augusta protesters challenged the legality of Whitaker's appointment by Trump.

The Augusta protest brought out newly elected Kennebec County District Attorney Megan Maloney, who accused Trump of "sidestepping the law" in an apparent attempt to halt the investigation. Whitaker was hired as a CNN legal commentator past year for several months, before leaving the role in September 2017 to head to the Justice Department as chief of staff to now-former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "And that is a problem for all of us". "Something has to be done".

He also once tweeted a prosecutor's opinion piece that described the Mueller team as a "lynch mob", and wrote his own op-ed saying Mueller would be outside his authority if he investigated Trump's family finances.

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"Congress must take bipartisan action to protect the integrity of Mueller's investigation", Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives, said after Democrats won a House majority in Tuesday's elections. Rosenstein had the role of supervising the probe because of Sessions' recusal.

Jeff Sessions' departure as attorney general is raising questions about the fate of the special counsel's Russian Federation probe.

Prosecutors are also waiting for Mr. Trump's legal team to return answers to Mr. Mueller's questions, CNN said.

He submitted a letter of resignation at the request of President Donald Trump.

"Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russian Federation 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing", Whitaker wrote.

Instead, the congressman said, the fact Sessions "followed the rules and simply was not involved at all in overseeing the Mueller probe was grounds for this rather long-awaited firing, and all of the public berating that went along with it".

Kathleen Samuelian of Cape Elizabeth held a sign that read: "Save the United States, Protect Mueller".

Grassley said Whitaker "will work hard and make us proud", saying that the department would be in good hands during the transition. He said it in an interview with The New York Times.

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". Protests were scheduled at 5 p.m. Though the demonstration was peaceful, the crowd often burst into chants. "No one is above the law". "We must resist not because we hate the president, it's because no president should have unfettered powers".