Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG
Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG
New Acting Attorney General is a GOP Loyalist from Iowa
09 November, 2018, 07:34
According to a September report from the New York Times, Whitaker was in line to replace U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein when Rosenstein was reportedly considering resigning.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker once argued that an American president had such broad executive power that they could order any federal investigation be stopped without obstructing justice.
"Many experts view Trump's firing yesterday of Attorney Jeff Sessions as a potential obstruction of justice attempt", said organizers of the protest, including Democrats Abroad Vancouver.
But the Justice Department told CBS News on Wednesday that Whitaker will now oversee the probe. He also said there was no evidence Russian Federation interfered in the election at all. Whitaker wrote. "If he doesn't, then Mueller's investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition".
In a letter saying the move placed the country "in the throes of a constitutional crisis", House Judiciary Committee Democrats demanded action from the panel's Republican Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and called for bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any effort to stymie the probe. When Sessions's previous chief of staff, Jody Hunt, was departing, Sessions brought Whitaker in for an interview and came to like him, the person said.
Separately, Justice Department prosecutors in NY secured a guilty plea from Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who said the president directed him to arrange hush money payments before the 2016 election to two women who said they had sex with Trump.
Asked whether Whitaker would assume control over Mueller's investigation, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores said Whitaker would be "in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice".
The protesters began marching down Dearborn Street around 5:30 p.m., chanting "Hey hey ho ho, Trump and Pence have got to go". "Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and we've got to get Congress to stop him".
Without Sessions' campaign or Russian Federation entanglements, there's no legal reason Whitaker couldn't immediately oversee the probe. He had frequently publicly castigated Sessions for recusing himself a year ago from the case. Sessions had endured months of public abuse from Trump, who soured on Sessions because he recused himself from oversight of the Russian Federation investigation shortly after he arrived at the Justice Department.
Recent acting and permanent attorneys general have been longtime government lawyers or high-ranking politicians with more experience navigating Washington than Whitaker.
Trump had enjoyed Whitaker's cable TV appearances - including one on CNN in which he suggested that the Mueller probe be starved of resources - and the two men soon struck a bond.
Despite Trump's criticism of the probe as a "witch-hunt", Sessions and Rosenstein both defended Mueller's integrity.
The White House has never threatened to revoke his access because of his style. "Other presidents did not fear tough questioning". Acosta has served as a White House correspondent for CNN since 2013 when he covered the Obama administration.
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