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Whitaker appointment brings praise and protest in Iowa

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Adrian Cunningham | 09 November, 2018, 20:13

"We are here today because we believe in the rule of law, and we have a president that does not", Naperville protest organizer Bob Landolti said. More than 20,000 people RSVP'd for the Manhattan march.

In New York's Times Square, demonstrators chanted slogans including "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody's above the law" before marching downtown.

Crowds also turned out in Chicago; Greensboro, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn., and many other places. He questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's ability to give Mueller such wide latitude and wanted to explore the bounds of what Mueller was examining, though Rosenstein kept Session's office "walled off" from the matter, this person said. Trump on Wednesday requested that Jeff Sessions resign as attorney general and named Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general. Whitaker, however, has made comments skeptical of the Mueller probe.

Over the course of his investigation thus far, Mueller and his team of prosecutors indicted 32 individuals and three Russian businesses on charges ranging from computer hacking to conspiracy and financial crimes. But it's unclear how this requirement operates in regard to the attorney general, who has no identifiable supervisor other than the president.

Lucas further explained that while the Democrats will have a majority in the House, they will remain a minority in the upper house of Congress, the Senate, and would likely have to convince at least some Republicans to join them.

The ongoing investigation has produced guilty pleas from four former Trump aides. At a news conference on Wednesday, the president threatened political warfare if Democrats exercise their new oversight power.

With or without a recusal, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say Mueller's investigation should proceed without interference with Republicans, adding that it's gone on too long and Democrats applying the most heat.

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In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former USA attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa.

During a brief stint past year as a conservative legal commentator on CNN, Whitaker often appeared as a Trump defender, saying he saw no evidence the president colluded with Russians during the 2016 campaign or obstructed justice.

"You would always take that meeting". "If you have somebody that you trust that is saying you need to meet with this individual because they have information about her, you would take that meeting". "Anything that is outside of Russian coordination or the 2016 campaign would be outside of the scope of that investigation".

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

Demonstrators gathered outside the USA consulate in Vancouver on Thursday in support of special counsel Robert Mueller. The president has called Mueller's investigation a "witch-hunt" and criticized Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing Mueller's probe.

Moscow denies interfering in the 2016 election. "That's where the left seems to be combining those two issues".