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Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

Protesters gathered Thursday in cities from NY to California in a warning to the White House not to derail Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Cavuto said that Trump can fire or solicit resignations from anyone as chief executive.

Republicans did manage to keep hold of the Senate, and Trump has been playing off the election is a big win.

Democrats warned against interference in the probe.

"I'd like them to protect the Mueller investigation".

Congressional Democrats, concerned about protecting Mueller, called on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation in its final but potentially explosive stages.

Several Republicans expressed concern about Whitaker taking over the Russian Federation probe. The president then appointed Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, to run the Justice Department on an interim basis.

Toomey said he had no reason to think the Mueller probe would be disrupted.

The president can not directly fire the special counsel.

The new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, is a former US attorney who spent years working at the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, which was funded in part by the Koch brothers.

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Whitaker has previously questioned the scope of the Mueller probe, writing an opinion column for CNN a year ago charging that the investigation would be going too far if expanded to include Trump family finances. He added that it had "been a privilege" to work under Sessions. And since Sessions technically resigned instead of forcing the White House to fire him, he opened the door under federal law to allowing the president to choose his successor instead of simply elevating Rosenstein, said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck. Trump, who denies any collusion, has long complained about the probe, calling it a witch hunt.

"It should end because it's very bad for our country", he said. According to Conway, this come in violation of the Constitution's appointments clause.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, who has already called on Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation, said it is "paramount" that Trump's new attorney general protect the Mueller investigation. Previously he was a conservative legal commentator who was critical of the scope of Mueller's probe.

He wrote a year ago on CNN.com that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should limit the scope of Mueller's investigation to stop him from delving into Trump's finances.

Critics worry Whitaker may be unlikely or unwilling to defend the investigation, given his history of partisanship and loyalty to Trump.

Whitaker also laid out in a July 26, 2017, CNN appearance a hypothetical scenario in which Mueller's investigation could be stifled without him being fired.

It is accepted that Russia did attempt to interfere with the United States elections - something which Russian president Vladimir Putin denies.

Republican control of both chambers of Congress had actually checked the ambitions of the Democrats, who have been warning for months that once they capture the House they will intensify congressional probes into Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

WASHINGTON-The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticisms from both Democrats and Republicans, who warned the latter against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.