Protests in North Alabama after Jeff Sessions forced to resign
09 November, 2018, 05:50 | Author: Rachel Logan
The demonstrations were launched nationwide in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation at the request of President Donald Trump, who replaced him with Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker, who has a history of being critical of the investigation. Democrats are particularly interested in how Whitaker will oversee the Mueller probe, given his past comments questioning the scope of the investigation.
"Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as attorney general of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country", Sessions wrote.
Mueller's sweeping investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as any crimes that arose during the course of that investigation, has resulted in numerous indictments and guilty pleas.
Prosecutors are also waiting for Mr. Trump's legal team to return answers to Mr. Mueller's questions, CNN said. And the department is expected to receive a confidential report of Mueller's findings, though it's unclear how much will be public.
Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said Mueller's probe will continue to its end "because no new attorney general can be can be confirmed who will stop that investigation". An infuriated Trump responded by repeatedly and publicly seeking to humiliate Sessions.
A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said that the acting attorney general - meaning Whitaker - is in charge of "all matters" within the department, including the Russian Federation probe.
Rosenstein remains at the department and could still be involved in oversight. If the new leadership at the Justice Department didn't want to go along, however, that could constrain Mueller's ability to investigate as he sees fit. "I work with immigrants here today and I'm very concerned about them", he said.
During an appearance on CNN previous year, Whitaker suggested that whoever replaced Sessions would not need to fire Mueller but could reduce his budget "so low that his investigations grinds to nearly a halt".
"Attorney General Jefferson Sessions was a national disgrace, NORML hopes he finds the time during his retirement to seek treatment for his affliction of 1950's reefer madness", Erik Altieri, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said in a press release.
Rosenstein had been overseeing the Russian Federation investigation after Sessions recused himself.
Trump named Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, as acting attorney general, saying he would soon nominate a permanent replacement for review by the Senate.
The departure of Mr Sessions, who was the first USA senator to back Mr Trump's presidential run in 2016, was long expected, and came one day after Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives but boosted their Senate majority.
Interested in Russia Investigation? The next attorney general could enjoy some more flexibility when it comes to enforcing federal marijuana laws. "We're protesting Trump installing a hack to obstruct Mueller's investigation". Last month, he claimed Trump jokingly asked if he wanted it.
As reason for his recusal, Sessions cited news reports of two undisclosed meetings he had with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to Washington.
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With the GOP in control of the Senate, Trump will have a majority to confirm his executive and judicial appointments. Polis, who declared victory late Tuesday night, has always been outspoken in favour of marijuana legalisation.
Heller caved on protecting healthcare", Rosen said recently at a rally. "They didn't come trying to storm the border". Hoeppner didn't respond but thought to herself that her ancestors arrived legally. "Sen.
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