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Thousands Protest To Protect Mueller Investigation After DOJ Shakeup

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The demonstrations follow President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general who may seek to end the special counsel's Russia probe.
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Acting attorney general once declared courts 'inferior,' criticized Supreme Court's power

Acting attorney general once declared courts 'inferior,' criticized Supreme Court's power

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Demonstrators protest new hire of acting attorney general

Demonstrators protest new hire of acting attorney general

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Demonstrators began gathering at the Iowa Statehouse Thursday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump's firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and hiring of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general.
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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Once Expressed Terrifying View Of Executive Power

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Once Expressed Terrifying View Of Executive Power

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Trump's choice to replace Jeff Sessions has been deeply critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
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The acting attorney general has a tangled history with Mueller probe

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In the Justice Department, Whitaker was viewed as an agent of the White House, one administration official and one former U.S. attorney told NBC News.
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Protesters call for protection of Russia probe after Sessions resigns

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CHICAGO - Crowds of demonstrators are marching in downtown Chicago Thursday night to call for the investigation into Russian election meddling to be protected, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the president's request Wednesday.
Organizers estimate hundreds of people could take part in what's being called the “Nobody is Above the Law” Rally, saying the spontaneous event is the culmination of more than a year of planning done in preparation for Sessions' firing.
Newly-elected Democratic representatives Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood are expected to speak in their respective...
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Acting AG Matthew Whitaker has ties to company FTC called 'a scam'

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Whitaker sat on the board of an invention marketing company that the FTC has called “a scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars.”
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Hundreds gather, march in Federal Plaza after firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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Hundreds of people have gathered in Federal Plaza Thursday evening protesting the replacement of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “The president wanted to take action as quickly as possible in the Mueller investigation,'' said Sen. Dick Durbin who made remarks shortly after the event began...
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Pat Toomey's advice to next attorney general: Wrap up Trump probe

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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey on Thursday offered advice for how the acting attorney general should handle special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia: “Have a discussion about getting this on the schedule, and let's get this wrapped up,...
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Leaked Audio Busts Trump's New Attorney General Claiming Russia Didn't Interfere In The Election

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Newly surfaced audio catches Trump's interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker claiming that Russia didn't interfere in the 2016 election. Whitaker said, “The left has tried to sew this theory that essentially Russians interfered with the U.S. election, which has been proven false. They did not have any impact in the election and that has been...
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Demonstrators in Baltimore don't want acting AG to supervise Russia probe

Demonstrators in Baltimore don't want acting AG to supervise Russia probe

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Demonstrators gathered Thursday evening in downtown Baltimore to call for the protection of the special counsel's Russia investigation after the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who stepped aside at the request of the president.
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Matthew Whitaker's First Act As Acting Attorney General is to Argue Trump Has Right to Limit Asylum

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“Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so,” read a statement from Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
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Acting A.G. in 2017: ‘No collusion' between Russia and Trump campaign

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker claimed last year that there was “no collusion” between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign - his most direct pushback against special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. “The truth is, there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign,” Whitaker said during a radio interview with “The Wilkow Majority Show” on June 21, 2017. “There was interference by the Russians into the election, but that is not the collusion with the campaign and that is where the left seems to be just combining those two issues.” Whitaker was...
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Matthew Whitaker's Appointment as Acting Attorney General Is Illegal

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions out. Whitaker, who served as Sessions' chief of state, will now reportedly oversee Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election-a probe he has publicly criticized and seems poised to seek to restrain. It is not entirely clear, however, that Whitaker's appointment is actually legal. That's a problem for Trump because any federal criminal defendant could challenge Whitaker's authority to prosecute him. There are three main...
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Trump's new acting attorney general, who has publicly railed against Mueller, reportedly will not recuse himself from the Russia probe

Trump's new acting attorney general, who has publicly railed against Mueller, reportedly will not recuse himself from the Russia probe

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Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general, does not plan to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
Whitaker would also reportedly block Mueller from issuing a subpoena for President Donald Trump to testify in the Mueller probe.
Whitaker, a former US attorney from the Southern District of Iowa, is viewed by many as a staunch Trump loyalist, and appears to share the White House's criticisms of Mueller and the Russia investigation.
Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general, reportedly does not plan to recuse himself...
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Trump unveils hard-line immigration policy that limits asylum

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The action is one of the first taken by Matthew Whitaker in his newly appointed role as acting attorney general. Whitaker, who was Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff, got the promotion after Trump fired Sessions a day earlier.
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Who Is Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker?

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is a former Iowa Hawkeyes football player, a longtime attorney and rapidly rising inside the GOP. He has taken over for ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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