Jeff Sessions protests tonight in St

by Garry Watts November 12, 2018, 0:51
Jeff Sessions protests tonight in St

Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) had some strong words for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) after he called for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special council Robert Mueller's investigation.

Asked about Whitaker on Friday, Trump told journalists: "I don't know Matt Whitaker".

McConnell, separately, said, "I think this will be a very interim AG".

Whitaker now becomes Mueller's new boss and judging by past statements he will be sympathetic towards Trump.

The bipartisan Mueller legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in April and was co-sponsored by Republican Sens.

Protesters are out in force across the country tonight, taking part in "rapid response" demonstrations against Donald Trump's firing of attorney general Jeff Sessions, the removal of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, and the installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

Of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation that has shadowed his administration for more than 18 months, Trump said, "I could end it right now" but "I let it go on".

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Whitaker has no plans to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, despite his history of making antagonistic remarks about the special counsel. Whitaker also gave a talk radio interview in which he maintained there was no evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. The July 10, 2017, email was from an Federal Bureau of Investigation victims' specialist to someone who the newspaper said was an alleged victim of the company.

Justice Department officials declined to comment on Whitaker's handling of the FTC subpoena.

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Trump on Friday shot down calls for Whitaker's recusal, arguing that his public comments on the probe are not out of the ordinary for a high-ranking official.

"The appointment of Mr. Whitaker should concern every American - Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative - who believes in rule of law and justice", Schumer said".

Legal scholars are debating the constitutionality of his appointment, with some lawyers saying it is illegal because he has not been confirmed by the Senate.

Whitaker served on the company's advisory board, appearing in promotional materials and, at one point, sending an email that appeared to threaten a disgruntled client.

In one August 2015 email contained in court filings, Whitaker threatened one of the company's critics, emphasizing that he was a former USA attorney. They were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

In announcing the resignation in a tweet that thanked the former Alabama senator "for his service" - Trump right away named as acting attorney general Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker.

And Pelosi, during a news conference that was delayed because of Trump's lengthy remarks, said she had worked productively with President George W. Bush when she was speaker a decade ago on taxes and other issues, and she welcomed the chance to do so again with Trump.

Whitaker's conduct will determine whether he is remembered like Robert Kennedy-who overcame inexperience, a partisan background and close ties to the president to lead the department with distinction-or Harry Daugherty, Warren Harding's campaign manager and corrupt attorney general who helped cover up the Teapot Dome scandal. Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions, and he was always extremely highly thought of, and he still is.

After the election, the governor declined to accept a position in President Trump's administration, citing his preference to remain in New Jersey until his term as governor was complete.

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