Crowd Rallies At State Capitol In Support Of Russia Investigation

Jeff Sessions sent a letter of resignation to Donald Trump

District Attorney Larry Krasner was among those at the rally, demanding Whitaker recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation due to conflicts of interest.

Also, some of the leads developed by Mueller already have been turned over to other Justice Department units, including the USA attorney in Manhattan.

All this comes as his acting attorney general assumes control of the probe, but Democrats are calling on Whitaker to recuse himself because of his past comments about the investigation.

Matthew Whitaker, chief of staff to Sessions, was named acting attorney general until a permanent replacement can be decided on.

Trump Jr. has reportedly told pals he is anxious about being arrested this week following the midterm elections and the firing of top USA lawman Jeff Sessions.

Democratic senators took the call one step further. Congressional Democrats immediately called for Whitaker to remove himself from the investigation.

Thanking Sessions for his service, Romney said that it was "imperative that the important work of the Justice Department continues, and that the Mueller investigation proceeds to its conclusion unimpeded".

"I'm confident the White House is looking for someone who the president and country can have confidence in, and be confirmed by the Senate", Graham said in a statement. "I had no clue there would be this many people", Follayattar said.


Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation.

Ben Clements, an attorney who serves as chairman of Free Speech for People, said Trump forced out Sessions because he wouldn't protect him from Mueller's probe.

And a source close to the President told CNN that the idea of Whitaker ending or suppressing the Russian Federation probe is not an option as of now. But Trump has long sought greater visibility into the probe.

The White House confirmed that Christie was there Thursday and met with Trump adviser Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform, according to a NJ Advance report. Those close to him have also said he would not approve any request to subpoena the president.

Beyond Mueller, but also within the Justice Department's oversight, is a federal investigation into Trump's longtime legal fixer, Michael Cohen, who admitted as part of a guilty plea in August to coordinating with Trump on a hush-money scheme to silence a porn actress and an ex-Playboy model who say they had affairs with Trump. According to the department's most recent report, $10 million was spent from October 1, 2017, through March 31.

Ms Pelosi added she will wait for the outcome of the special counsel investigation but noted that a call for impeachment "would have to be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive". Look, it's the Department of Justice investigation; it's not a congressional investigation.

Mueller's team is paid for under a permanent fund for investigations by independent counsels that was established in 1998, which means it's not subject to Congress's routine spending debates. Mueller's budget isn't affected by a current stopgap spending measure that expires on December 9.

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