Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Legislation to Protect Robert Mueller Still Not on Senate Agenda, McConnell Says

Jeff Sessions forced out after months of Trump abuse over Mueller probe Sen. Mark Warner on New AG: 'Chances of Mueller Getting Interfered With Goes Up Dramatically'
Faye Gross | 10 November, 2018, 01:51

Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign.

Sessions had recused himself from oversight of the Russian Federation investigation shortly after he arrived at the Justice Department. And though Democrats have called for him to recuse himself because of his past comments, the case is less clear-cut than it was for Sessions - who stepped aside because of his prominent role in Trump's campaign.

Beyond Mueller, but also within the Justice Department's oversight, is a federal investigation into Trump's longtime legal fixer, Michael Cohen, who admitted as part of a guilty plea in August to coordinating with Trump on a hush-money scheme to silence a porn actress and an ex-Playboy model who say they had affairs with Trump. Clovis, who later worked in Trump's presidential campaign, has been interviewed as part of Mueller's Russian Federation probe. But, in another interview that year, Whitaker also said he felt there was a red line for the probe.

Two months after the article was published, Whitaker went to work at the Department of Justice.

"We have to raise our voice and show that we care", said Carolyn Cadigan, who was among more than 100 people who gathered in Joe Marino Park at the corner of East State and Water streets.

So no, I will not remember Jeff Sessions as the attorney general who conquered violent crime in America.

"I don't think Whitaker has good cause to fire Mueller".

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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.

"This president's Department of Justice has done a fine job breaking the back of the opioid crisis...prosecuting some doctors, pharmacists and nurses...shutting down the dark web...certainly putting it to the MS-13 gangs and prosecuting many violent criminals, trans-national criminals", she stated.

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.

But his departure was anticipated since early this year, after he endured withering and repeated criticism from the president over the legally troubled ban on Muslim travellers Trump sought when he came into office, and over the Mueller probe.

But it's unclear how this requirement operates in regard to the attorney general, who has no identifiable supervisor other than the president. "We the people are the ultimate power in our democracy, and Donald Trump can't take that away from us". He said Democrats were concerned about what the Trump administration might do next concerning the special counsel probe: "Anyone writing even a dime store novel knows what the next couple of steps are on this".

Less than one day after the United States' midterm elections wherein the Democratic Party took control over Congress, President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The groups were prepared to quickly organize a rally in the event that Mueller's investigation seemed at risk. Also, some of the leads developed by Mueller already have been turned over to other Justice Department units, including the USA attorney in Manhattan. She said the "resistance" needs to be ready to react if Trump fires Mueller.

Last year, while serving as Sessions' chief of staff, Whitaker shared an article urging Trump's attorneys not to cooperate with the "Mueller lynch mob".

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