Demonstrators protest Trump's latest move in Mueller probe

Demonstrators protest Trump's latest move in Mueller probe

"These are occurring as a way of expressing our concern about the actions President Trump took yesterday", said Ron Roe, an organizer.

There have been close relationships between the attorneys general and the White House before, but, at the end of the day, we need to have confidence that the integrity of our - particularly our criminal investigations, who's targeted, what type of evidence is collected, how it's collected is not directed for political purposes. Christie was initially considered as a contender for the attorney general position during the transition.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation.

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors are in the process of writing a final report on the almost 18-month long investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election, sources tell ABC News.

The demonstrations come after President Trump replaced Rod Rosenstein with acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to oversee the probe.

The protest campaign claims on its website that with Sessions ousted and acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker replacing Rod Rosenstein in overseeing the Mueller investigation, Trump "undercut the independence of the investigation" because "Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and can not be allowed to remain in charge of it". He questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's ability to give Mueller such wide latitude and wanted to explore the bounds of what Mueller was examining, though Rosenstein kept Session's office "walled off" from the matter, this person said.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comments Thursday after Sessions handed in his resignation.

Schumer says he finds the timing of Sessions' departure "very suspect".

Republicans warned Trump previous year against replacing Sessions, but some of that resistance appeared to break down by late August, when several key GOP senators signaled to Trump that he could find a new attorney general after the midterm elections. He also obtained indictments against Russian individuals and companies accused of a sweeping conspiracy to hurt Democrat Hillary Clinton and ultimately to help Trump win.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker once argued that an American president had such broad executive power that they could order any federal investigation be stopped without obstructing justice.

The ongoing investigation has produced guilty pleas from four former Trump aides. "Special Counsel Mueller must be allowed to complete his work without interference-regardless of who is AG".

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