Trump Repeatedly Claims He Doesn’t Know Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker
10 November, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Courtney Perry
Though Sessions was an early and prominent campaign backer of Trump, his departure letter lacked effusive praise for the president and made clear the resignation came "at your request". But now, Whitaker will oversee the Mueller probe and all other matters under the DOJ's purview.
"There is a very specific scope to this investigation", Whitaker said.
"You must be aware that your public comments criticizing Mr. Mueller's investigation have been widely circulated", the attorneys general wrote to Whitaker. Organizers say the naming of Whitaker as acting attorney general is a "deliberate attempt to obstruct the special counsel's investigation".
Those include an op-ed in which he said Mueller would be straying outside his mandate if he investigated Trump family finances and a talk radio interview in which he maintained that there was no evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.
Whitaker, according to sources, is now overseeing everything at the Justice Department, including the Russian Federation investigation - despite calls from Democrats to recuse himself.
Laura Bottorff, of Valparaiso, said she is afraid that Mueller's report will be hidden from the American people.
The sources also told the Post they do not believe Whitaker would approve any subpoena of Trump as part of that probe. Whitaker has been at the White House dozens of times, including in meetings with Trump, and the two have spoken by phone on several occasions, including on the day that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was expected to be fired.
Graham at the time said: "Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency". Trump, a frequent critic of Acosta, said the reporter was a "very unprofessional guy" and insisted: "I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice".
President Trump has been saying for 18 months that he wanted to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump said he had not discussed the case with Whitaker.
But Heide Moore, of Cottonwood, said she wasn't surprised at the turnout. "That also happens to be my view". "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date".
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is said to be a candidate, along with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, among others.
In cities across the country Thursday - including in Eugene and Portland - protesters gathered over Sessions' ousting and concerns about what that could mean for Mueller's investigation.
Another way to read the tea-leaves is to look at the popularity of the two parties themselves, as revealed in the generic ballot. But Democrats are widely favored to win the 23 seats they need to assume control of the House of Representatives .
Shortly after her speech, Winfrey posted videos on Instagram of herself going door to door canvassing for Abrams. Pence is scheduled to appear with Republican nominee Brian Kemp at three rallies around the state.
Among the recommendations was an anti-harassment code to stop sledging, and training to improve team leaders' "moral courage". Dyer went to say that the Longstaff report suggests Cricket Australia is also responsible in some ways.
It's unclear if marijuana bills could get through the Republican-held Senate. "The Democratic takeover of the U.S. Each legalized growing, manufacturing, selling and consuming marijuana and marijuana products for medicinal use.
Republicans control the House and the Senate as well as the presidency, giving them total law-making power in Washington DC. Democrats are drawing strength from women and college-educated voters, who swung decidedly against Trump since his election.
The weapon usually holds 10 rounds and one in the chamber, but the gunman used an extended magazine in this shooting, Dean said. The sheriff said a mental health crisis team was called at the time and concluded Long did not need to be taken into custody.
Lewis did manage to work his way back up for a split second but Cormier was quick to toss him back down to the canvas again. Souza and Weidman were engaged in a brutal slugfest that kept both fighters on their feet for most of the first two rounds.
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