How will a new attorney-general affect Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry?
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Nov 12, 2018,
Nov 12, 2018, 0:54
Whitaker also served on the advisory board for a patent promotion company that paid almost $26 million to settle charges that it cheated clients.
"We Democrats, House and Senate, will attempt to add to must-pass legislation, in this case the spending bill, legislation that would prevent Mr. Whitaker from interfering with the Mueller investigation".
On Saturday Night Live this week, Robert De Niro returned to play Special Counsel Robert Mueller again to say goodbye to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, played once again by Kate McKinnon. In 2017, Whitaker also argued that an American president had such broad executive power that the person could order any federal investigation be stopped without obstructing justice.
"Calls for an independent counsel or commission to investigate allegations that Russian Federation tried to interfere with our elections ring hollow when similar calls for special counsels during the scandals of the Obama administration were dismissed out of hand by the same people making these demands now", Whitaker said.
It isn't clear whom Trump favors to replace Sessions permanently.
Donald Trump emerged from midterm elections promising cooperation only to plunge Washington into turmoil on Thursday (Nov 8) over suspicions that he's trying to kill the Russian Federation collusion probe and an extraordinary intensification of his war with journalists.
McConnell told WVLK-TV on Thursday that he expected Mueller's investigation to proceed to completion uninterrupted, despite President Donald Trump's desire for it to conclude quickly.
What the 13-member panel, comprised of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, will find is a state that geographically favors Republicans, Lupher said. I did not know Mr Whitaker.
Sessions is nervous to see Mueller and asks to see the report he has on Trump.
Packages to Biden, De Niro seized, similar to earlier bombs
The Los Angeles Police Department said it was investigating another package found at a mail facility near Downtown Los Angeles. The package sent to CNN also contained an envelope of white powder that experts were analysing.
It is critical that this investigation be allowed to run its course without political interference-critical both in that the nation needs to learn the full extent of Russian attempts to influence US elections, and critical to public confidence that the law is applied fairly and on a nonpartisan basis.
The events were initially planned as "rapid response" protests to occur immediately after Trump made any significant moves to impede Mueller's investigation, specifically Trump firing Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the investigation since Sessions recused himself.
Mr. Nadler said impeaching Mr. Trump himself is a question that would potentially come up down the road depending on the finding's of Mr. Mueller's investigation and other probes.
Democrats have also questioned if Whitaker was properly appointed to the position.
Mr Whitaker's appointment left many anxious that Mr Mueller could be shut down before he concludes his investigation.
Democrats winning back the House isn't entirely bad for Trump.
"He did some shows".
Given Whitaker's open criticism of the probe, "how he can possibly supervise it?"
The letter asked Lofthus to explain his reasoning for any recommendation he made to Whitaker regarding recusal and to provide all ethics guidance provided to the acting attorney general.