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Democrats Seek Hearing on Trump's Ouster of Sessions

Democrats Seek Hearing on Trump's Ouster of Sessions

"It's not ok for someone to break the law and be above the law".

Several people were invited to speak during the protest, which lasted about 40 minutes. In more plain language: "A person obstructs justice when they have a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding".

The Boston demonstrators demanded that Whitaker recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe and urged federal lawmakers to act immediately to protect the special counsel's office.

Demonstrators in New York City chanted slogans including "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody's above the law" before marching downtown. Many held signs which read: "Protect the Mueller Investigation, Nobody is Above the Law", "Impeach Treason", "For Democracy Sake Protect the Investigation", and "I support Mueller turning con men into convicts".

Cummings, whose role on the key oversight committee puts him in a unique position to investigate Sessions' departure, said in a statement Wednesday that "Congress must now investigate the real reason for this termination, confirm that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is recused from all aspects of the Special Counsel's probe, and ensure that the Department of Justice safeguards the integrity of the Mueller investigation". One associate, Jerome Corsi, said in a video recording Monday that he's "been involved in a really constant basis" for two months with Mueller's investigation. Whitaker was hired as a CNN legal commentator previous 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.

The ongoing investigation has produced guilty pleas from four former Trump aides.

Representative Jerry Nadler is in line to become the chairman of the Judiciary panel when Democrats take control of the House in January.

As the probe continued to cloud his presidency, Trump kept complaining about Sessions recusing himself from supervising Mueller and entrusting the task instead to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Boone said Graham's defense of Trump is "a far cry" from his 2017 promises.

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Some senior Republicans, such as former presidential candidate and Utah Senator-elect Mitt Romney, have urged Whitaker to allow the Mueller investigation to run unimpeded.

It's also possible that Whitaker does nothing to limit the Mueller investigation.

Were he nominated, this wouldn't be Kobach first time in the Trump Administration.

Follayattar said the Portland protest exceeded her expectations.

He was a vocal critic of Mr Mueller, arguing in an op-ed for CNN previous year that the probe should not go into the finances of Mr Trump and his family members. Trump has already fired James Comey, the FBI director originally overseeing the investigation.

Once that happens, a Democratic majority could use subpoena power not only to pursue any avenues of investigation that are limited by Whitaker, but to probe why he took such steps.

American citizens in Vancouver are planning a protest Thursday following the firing by U.S. President Donald Trump of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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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