Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG

Geraldine Edwards
November 10, 2018

Protesters nationwide have called for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential co-ordination between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign.

Trump added that he "didn't know" Whitaker and "simply took a man who worked for Sessions" to replace him temporarily.

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.

Whitaker has made public comments critical of Mueller's investigation, and critics have called on Whitaker to recuse himself from oversight of the inquiry.

She said the investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion has been winding down for weeks prior to Sessions stepping down.

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"Trump's actions are being compared with those of U.S. President Richard Nixon in one of the most controversial episodes of the Watergate scandal, the Saturday Night Massacre", said organizers. "He was very, very highly thought of, and still is highly thought of, but this only comes up because anybody that works for me - they do a number on them".

Sessions' firing immediately threw into question whether the 18 month old Mueller probe will be able to continue unimpeded.

Some legal experts, including the husband of White House counsel Kellyanne Conway, have argued Whitaker's elevation is unconstitutional given he was not confirmed by the Senate.

Two days after he hired a transparent political hack to run the Justice Department, President Trump has failed to come up with a remotely plausible cover story.

"I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because politically I don't like stopping it", Trump told a White House news conference. Nobody Is Above The Law said it wants Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the investigation. "Matt Whitaker has a great reputation and that's what I wanted".

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The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, did not respond to a request for comment on the Democrats' request to put protections for the special counsel probe into spending legislation.

In a cosigned letter, the attorneys general said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe "must proceed free from interference".

Rosenstein told reporters Friday that based on his experiences with Whitaker, "I think he's a superb choice for attorney general".

The letter was signed by the attorneys general of Massachusetts, New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

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