Mueller investigation: "Jeff Sessions' fault was to do the right thing"

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Speaking in Brunswick, Collins said Whitaker's comments on the probe had her "very concerned" about his appointment, adding that a bill would pressure Trump to let the investigation run its course.

Since stepping into his new role on Wednesday, Whitaker has faced questions - principally from Democrats - about whether he should recuse from the Russian Federation investigation, given that he has written opinion pieces in the past about the investigation, and is a friend and political ally of a witness.

Those concerns stem from comments made by Whitaker before he joined the Justice Department past year.

The Senate Committee intends to defend against dismissal of spectacular USA Robert Mueller in connection with the investigation of the influence of Russian Federation on elections of the American President.

It also doesn't go unnoticed that the special counsel's investigation, despite having unlimited resources and turning over every stone, has not produced a scintilla of evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. But you know what I do? Another protester showed up in a full inflatable body suit depicting President Trump as a baby, bottle in hand.

Installed without Senate advise-and-consent, Whitaker, who inherits oversight of Mueller's investigation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, has stated that "The Trump Organization's business dealings are plainly not within the scope of the investigation, nor should they be".

"Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as attorney general of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country", Sessions wrote.

Whitaker was appointed under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a 1998 law that allows the president to appoint any senior official as acting head of an agency for up to 210 days. Last month, in an appearance on Fox & Friends, he said the opposite.

"My observation is that Matt has a very strong relationship with the president, and this comes with conversations I've had with friends and others that work in the administration", added Larson, who also served as USA ambassador to Latvia under former President George W. Bush.

Despite calls for Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation, like Sessions did at the dawn of the Trump administration, The Washington Post reported that he has no intention of doing so.

"Our democracy is really at risk when you have a president who is not held accountable and seems to believe that he is above the law, and that's what we're out here saying, no one is above the law, and if we don't stop this now, we're really going to have a constitutional crisis", Hale said.

In ordinary times, a president's decision to replace his attorney general halfway through his term wouldn't set off alarm bells about possible obstruction of justice. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., warned in a letter to Trump on Friday that it potentially violated the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

The investigation until now has been overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller past year and granted him fairly broad authority.

"I study political science at the university, and one of the things that motivates me as a political scientist is the fact that I see the norms of our democracy disappearing as Trump continues doing what he does", Tabani said. "But I also think Mueller has been well aware of that and probably has planned for that contingency".

Senate Republicans could confirm a new AG on a simple party-line vote.

Whitaker also worked to forge a relationship with the President's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner during trips to the White House, understanding they were key to moving up in Trump's eyes.

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