Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Whitaker recusal from Mueller probe appears unlikely

Whitaker recusal from Mueller probe appears unlikely

Sessions had recused himself from Mueller's investigation, leaving oversight to Deputy Attorney-general Rod Rosenstein.

He has declared that there was "no collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt", and even explained ways to neuter it. Whitaker is now overseeing the Mueller probe, which has fueled calls for him to recuse himself.

The demonstrators are responding to organizers' overnight call to action after President Donald Trump named Whitaker the acting attorney general after requesting that Jeff Sessions resign.

"In my time as Attorney General we have restored and upheld the rule of law", Sessions said in the letter addressed to Trump.

She said she was protesting the "forced" resignation of Sessions and Trump's dubious appointment of an acting attorney general.

Pelosi also called on Whitaker to recuse himself from any involvement in Robert Mueller's investigation.

Schumer and other leading Democrats were joined in their call for an unhampered probe by Republican Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate and frequent Trump critic who won a US Senate seat in Tuesday's midterm.

The Democrats said they also want the Justice Department to protect the integrity of Mueller's investigation and to preserve relevant documents.

Mueller's probe looks to establish whether Trump or his campaign actively colluded with them to steal the White House.

At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in bus attack in Egypt
Last May, a gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in a similar attack to Friday's in the same Minya province. Egyptian state television said security forces were on Friday afternoon still in pursuit of the attackers.

Netizens Confront Kavanaugh Accusers as One Admits to Making Up Rape Story
Christine Blasey Ford , Deborah Ramirez , Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick could not immediately be reached for comment. Subsequently, Committee investigators began looking into Munro-Leighton's allegations.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveals all its remaining fighters
You'll get a free DLC taster in the form of Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros ., but only if you buy the game before January 31. However, even more sceptical and cautious fans still thought Nintendo had more than just two remaining fighters too announce.

Before the media briefing ended, CNN reporter Abby Phillip asked Trump if he wanted Whitaker to be involved in the Russian Federation probe, to which Trump responded, "That's up to him".

However, the ACLU had a few other choice departing words for the now former Attorney General.

On Thursday, Toomey said he knew Sessions to be "a very good man", but that the attorney general has to have the full confidence of the president.

It is accepted that Russia did attempt to interfere with the United States elections - something which Russian president Vladimir Putin denies.

"This (Sessions' ouster) just makes us all the more want to make sure we have that special counsel protection bill passed or added to any spending bill that may be moving in the (end-of-year) session", said Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin.

Donna Perdue, who organized the rally, said they were there to tell the president that even in Valparaiso they have a voice.

Since his appointment, past comments Whitaker made about Mueller's investigation have been played regularly on some cable news stations.

Trump has not said whom he will nominate to permanently replace Sessions.

Those included an op-ed article in which he said Mueller would be straying outside his mandate if he investigated Trump family finances and a radio interview in which he maintained there was no evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

Like this: