Protests Called Against Trump’s Acting Attorney General
Protests Called Against Trump’s Acting Attorney General
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These protests are a result of the public concern surrounding the man temporarily replacing Sessions, Matthew Whitaker, who publicly claimed Robert Mueller and the Russian interference case were overstepping.
Mueller is said to be in the process of writing his "final report", which is sure to be incredibly hostile to the Trump administration and people close to the president.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Donald Trump, according to a letter delivered to the White House, after becoming a target of the president's open contempt for ceding control of the Russian Federation investigation.
Sessions, 71, said in an undated letter to Trump: "At your request, I am submitting my resignation".
In July 2017, he said during an interview on CNN that he could envision a scenario under which a temporary attorney general doesn't fire Mueller but rather "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigations grinds to nearly a halt".
Recent acting and permanent attorneys general have been longtime government lawyers or high-ranking politicians with more experience navigating Washington than Whitaker.
In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa.
He also said on CNN a year ago that he could see a scenario in which Sessions' replacement doesn't fire Mueller but "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt".
The Republican Party loyalist wrote an opinion piece for CNN in August 2017 that argued Mueller had too much latitude in his investigation.
He also said the line of succession within the Justice Department does not include the chief of staff and the fact that someone in that position would be made acting attorney general is "very odd". Nobody Is Above The Law said it wants Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the investigation.
That drew criticism from Democrats because Whitaker, who would now take over responsibility for overseeing Mueller and his investigation, has been critical of the Mueller probe, saying it should be scaled back.
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He reiterated that he was reviewing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke job as well, following numerous reports of ethical violations. Bush when she was speaker a decade ago on taxes and other issues, and she welcomed the chance to do so again with Trump.
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The White House sought to brush aside suggestions it is stifling a free press. "What you said is so insulting to me", he said.
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Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, had served as Sessions's chief-of-staff since September 2017. He is a longtime friend of Trump and endorsed him after dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign.
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