Chattanooga protesters join nationwide movement; call for US AG Whitaker to recuse

Chattanooga protesters join nationwide movement; call for US AG Whitaker to recuse
Thousands of people rally in support of Mueller in nationwide demonstrations — heres how it played out
Washington (CNN)As he was preparing to remove Jeff Sessions as attorney general, President Donald Trump had already begun reviewing with his lawyers the written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Thousands of people protested across the US on Thursday to demand the protection of special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into the possible collusion between President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

Jeff Sessions resignation as attorney general on Wednesday sparked worries for the future of Muellers probe. Sessions vexed Trump by recusing himself from Muellers investigation in 2017, an act that Trump has berated him for throughout his presidency.

The former New York City mayor, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, has known Mr. Trump for decades and currently serves as his personal lawyer. Prior to becoming mayor in 1993, Giuliani was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he led numerous prosecutions of mafia figures. 

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Trumps decision to name Matthew Whitaker as Sessions acting replacement fueled more concerns. Whitaker is considered by some to be a Trump loyalist who publicly spoke out against the Russia investigation.

Whitaker also stated he would not recuse himself from the Mueller probe as attorney general, or approve any subpoena request from Mueller.

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AP Photo/Mary Altaffer 2/ Demonstrators in New York City stayed up late into the night. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon 3/ Mueller is believed have begun writing a final report on Russias interference in the 2016 US presidential election. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon Source: CNN

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AP Photo/Andrew Harnik 5/ Some of the demonstrations organizers said that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitakers appointment was a “deliberate attempt to obstruct the special counsels investigation.”

Back in July 2016, Christie was widely viewed as a contender for Trumps running mate, but Mike Pence got the job instead. Commenting on Trumps pick, Christie said he wanted to finish his term as New Jersey governor. Later, he was viewed as a likely pick for Trumps attorney general, but Sessions was given the job instead, leading to a cascade of “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” memes.


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