200 protest for Mueller in downtown Vancouver

200 protest for Mueller in downtown Vancouver

"I don't know Matt Whitaker", Trump told reporters on Friday as he left the White House for a trip to Paris.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that if Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, then Democrats will seek to tie protections for the investigation into the spending bill.

The move made Whitaker supervisor of the investigation, which has hung over Trump's presidency. "When you say "doctored" you're a dishonest guy!"

And he said the attorney general could kill the investigation by starving it of funding. "He has expressed total hostility to the investigation", Mr Nadler said on ABC News show This Week.

In appearances on television and in print over the last two years, Whitaker, who once told a colleague that he was appearing on CNN in hopes of impressing Trump, has trashed the Mueller investigation and described how it might be short-circuited.

Protestors are marching to raise the alarm about the "existential threat" Whitaker poses to Mueller's investigation and that "nobody is above the law". Christie, who rose to prominence on a brash-talking populist narrative similar to Trump's yet lost to him in the 2016 GOP primary, was an ostensibly pro-life candidate who called for defunding Planned Parenthood but also endorsed abortion as "self-defense" in rape cases.

Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker was asked to take the helm of the Justice Department until a new Attorney General is confirmed by the Senate. And he was critical of Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation probe, which put Rosenstein in charge of it. Trump said Sessions' recusal was "extremely unfair" and he wouldn't have given Sessions the job if he had known Sessions would recuse himself.

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Chris Leslie, another Labour MP, called for the public to have the final choice and accused Corbyn of a "dereliction of duty". There are several stages before we get there". "They're questions about the benefits to every part of the UK".

Mr. Nadler said impeaching Mr. Trump himself is a question that would potentially come up down the road depending on the finding's of Mr. Mueller's investigation and other probes.

"Comments that Matt Whitaker made as a private citizen on cable TV does not disqualify him from being fair and impartial by overseeing this investigation". "I mean, I know Matt Whitaker".

Senator-elect and former Presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R-Utah) thanked Sessions and stressed the importance of the Mueller investigation.

Whitaker has his supporters too, including a US senator from Iowa, Joni Ernst. When asked by CNN's Abby Phillip whether his decision to appoint Whitaker was based on his desire to rein in Mueller, Trump angrily attacked her. "That's why we have a US Circuit Court system and, indeed, a United States Supreme Court".

In the Senate, Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democrat Chris Coons of DE said they will push for a floor vote on a bipartisan bill to protect Mueller's probe.

She added that it wasn't clear whether Whitaker had been briefed on the Mueller probe. They're wasting a lot of money, but I let it go on, because I don't want to do that. "I haven't even thought about it".

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