Protesters call for Mueller investigation to continue

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Clovis, the 2016 Trump campaign national co-chairman, said in a May radio interview that he has been interviewed by the special counsel's team and had testified before the Mueller grand jury. Sessions, a former Alabama Senator, recused himself from overseeing the probe because he played a supporting role in Trump's campaign.

Whitaker, a Republican Party loyalist and chief of staff to just-ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was elevated Wednesday after his boss was forced from his job by Trump.

Pelosi also called on Whitaker to recuse himself from any involvement in Robert Mueller's investigation.

That opened the way for the new acting attorney-general, Matthew Whitaker, to assume direct supervision of Mueller, raising questions of whether he will halt the investigation to protect the president.

"He's probably, from what I hear, a very strong person, a very strong personality, and I think that's what they need", Trump said.

Mueller is investigating allegations of Russian meddling and collusion in the 2016 US presidential election.

Schumer and other leading Democrats were joined in their call for an unhampered probe by Republican Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate and frequent Trump critic who won a US Senate seat in Tuesday's midterm.

"I'm very anxious", said Nicole Lockett, waving an American flag.

Gonzales said if a decision is made to curtail or end the Mueller probe, that shouldn't be made by the acting attorney general, but someone within the normal lines of the chain of authority, either the deputy attorney general or the solicitor general.

Probably. Mueller has clearly pursued allegations that Trump criminally obstructed the Russian Federation probe, mainly by firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey in May 2017 - the move that led directly to Mueller's appointment.

Casey tweeted Wednesday after news of Sessions' departure that Congress should take action to protect Mueller's investigation from interference. As Mueller's new boss, Whitaker is expected to take charge of oversight over the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, including approval of budget decisions and subpoenas. Nobody Is Above The Law said it wants Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the investigation.

"I didn't speak with Matt Whitaker about it".

"Therefore, Whitaker can not serve as acting Attorney General ..."

The president tweeted, "Jeff Flake (y) doesn't want to protect the Non-Senate confirmed Special Counsel, he wants to protect his future after being unelectable in Arizona for the "crime" of doing a awful job! But I watch you a lot - you ask a lot of stupid questions".

House Democrats called for an emergency hearing Thursday following President Trump's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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