5 reasons why conservatives can support acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker

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Whitaker once opined about a situation in which Trump could fire Sessions and then appoint an acting attorney general who could stifle the funding of Mueller's probe. Whitaker is Sessions' former chief of staff. He looked close to tears as he was applauded by the staff on his way out of the justice department building on Wednesday night.

"The video is clear, he did", she said.

Trump Jr. could join his father's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others who've been indicted or pleaded guilty to charges stemming from Mueller's probe. Mitt Romney, who just won election to the U.S. Senate from Utah, also tweeted that the Mueller probe should be allowed to proceed "to its conclusion unimpeded".

Instead, the congressman said, the fact Sessions "followed the rules and simply was not involved at all in overseeing the Mueller probe was grounds for this rather long-awaited firing, and all of the public berating that went along with it".

Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler, who is in line to become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in January, said it is "wholly inappropriate" for Whitaker to take over the Mueller probe and that Rosenstein should continue overseeing it.

Cavuto said that Trump can fire or solicit resignations from anyone as chief executive.

Whitaker has criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between the president's Republican campaign and Russian Federation.

"Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general", Schumer said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Protests are scheduled to start Thursday at 5pm local time. That has convinced many opponents of Trump that the president has Mueller in his crosshairs.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump was only a few weeks into his presidency in March 2017 when Sessions upset him by stepping aside from overseeing an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Sessions reportedly resigned at the request of the president.

Recent acting and permanent attorneys general have been longtime government lawyers or high-ranking politicians with more experience navigating Washington than Whitaker.

In a belligerent response to his Republican Party's loss of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm poll - a virtual no-confidence motion against his Presidency from the broader electorate - Trump sacked a pliant cabinet member who he has been angry with for allowing the probe into alleged Russian Federation collusion.

Rosenstein, for example, has explained to Congress how closely he supervises the work done by Mueller and his team.

The 90-minute presser was a finger-wagging spectacle, with Trump repeatedly berating reporters and the media, and some observers comparing him to a drunk uncle at a wedding party as he rambled incoherently on sundry issues in a spectacle that many fear diminishes the United States.

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