Protesters Rally to Protect Special Counsel's Investigation
Protesters Rally to Protect Special Counsel's Investigation
Trump ousts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announces interim replacement
09 November, 2018, 07:33
Republicans warned Trump a year ago 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.
A furious US President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired his attorney general Jeff Sessions and threatened to retaliate with a "warlike posture" against the new Democratic House majority if it uses its subpoena power to launch investigations into his administration, signaling a precipitous deterioration in the domestic politics of the world's leading democracy. He wrote past year on CNN.com that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should limit the scope of Mueller's investigation to stop him from delving into Trump's finances.
Protesters gathered Thursday in cities from NY to California in a warning to the White House not to derail Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Russian Federation denies meddling in the election, and Trump denies any "collusion" with Russian Federation.
The sacking followed months of Mr Trump criticising Mr Sessions, mainly for his decision to step aside from the Russian Federation inquiry in March 2017. "That goes beyond the scope of the appointment of the special counsel."Beyond the Mueller investigation, Whitaker revealed himself to be a hardline conservative when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 2014 before eventually losing in a primary to Sen". Sessions had endured months of public abuse from Trump, who soured on Sessions because he recused himself from oversight of the Russian Federation investigation shortly after he arrived at the Justice Department.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his resignation on Wednesday after unrelenting criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential race.
"He worships him", a longtime friend said of Whitaker and Trump.
But Clark said there was no clear enforcement action, like a lawsuit, that could force Whitaker to recuse himself if he declined to follow the rule. "We are a democracy, we are all equal under the law".
Instead of appointing Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to fill Sessions' position in an acting capacity, Trump picked Matthew Whitaker.
USA exempts three Iranian nuclear sites from sanctions
Plans to link the port to the Iranian rail system, which connects to Afghanistan and on to Central Asia, featured in the U.S. State Department's decision. "We continue negotiations to get all of the nations to zero", said the Secretary of State.
'Horrific Scene': 13 Dead Including Gunman at California Bar
Reports say the suspect may have used smoke grenades and at least one weapon, described as a semi-automatic handgun by witnesses. Dean said he did not know of the shooter's motive, and he did not know of any connection between Long and the Borderline bar .
A look at the responsibilities of the Justice Department's top two leaders and the special counsel running the department's most consequential and politically sensitive investigation.
Good cause is a hard thing to show, especially since Mueller's actions were approved by the deputy attorney general, said Jens Ohlin, a professor of criminal law at Cornell Law School.
"I think Mr. Whitaker was a good pick", Graham said. Federal prosecutors have said in court papers that the case involves numerous "uncharged" third parties and have argued against disclosing search warrants and other documents that would "certainly result in a very public guessing game" about their identities. A court might then issue a temporary restraining order blocking his removal. The law was meant to address vacancies created by deaths or resignations, but it is not clear it also applies to those created by firings.
The president can not directly fire the special counsel.
There is some question whether Sessions was sacked or resigned.
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Sessions, a 71-year-old former Republican senator from Alabama, was the first senator to endorse Trump's insurgent presidential campaign.
The special counsel has also been investigating whether Mr Comey's firing amounted to obstruction of justice.
Warner said there are others in Trump's orbit like Roger Stone - a former Nixon confidante and political consultant - who have a "swirl" around them. "The notification to Congress is mostly about transparency".
Well, it proved so popular (even among mainline Android users) that the app is getting rebranded to just Files by Google. From that notice you'll see an update button, meaning you won't need to go into Google Play to retrieve the update.
Klopp spoke of his side losing their mojo against Red Star but stressed he did not view it as a long-term issue. Liverpool were shockingly beaten 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night in the Champions League .
Musk and Tesla settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in September after the USA agency sued for fraud. The settlement with the securities watchdog required Musk and Tesla to each pay $20 million in fines (€17.5 million).
According to industry analyst Taran Adarsh, the film released in a total of 5000 screens in India and 2000 screens overseas . It is to be noted that the initial predictions of Thugs of Hindostan coming from film critics have been overwhelming.
We'd been hearing for months about the record number of women running for office, and last night, voters turned out for them. Twenty-nine-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress .
The HBO reality show Cathouse focused on the daily happenings at Hof's Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legally owned and operated brothel. He said an anti-brothel push and regulatory problems he faced this year were political retribution.
Such is the sexagenarian's belief in his cause, that he said he is willing to take it to the highest courts in Europe. According to the report , a local court in the city of Arnhem is expected to rule on the case within four weeks.
Graduate transfer Reid Travis added 22 for the Wildcats, who had won all nine previous season openers under Calipari. Especially when they're making plays like this on Day 1 of their college careers. "I mean this brother is special".
Acosta had challenged the president on his characterization of the migrant caravan moving through Mexico as an "invasion". CNN's reporters, namely Acosta, have been frequently seen on the front lines of the White House's tense press briefings.
Some Democrats also considered Sessions too eager to do Trump's bidding and overly receptive to his grievances. The Mueller investigation has so far produced 32 criminal charges and four guilty pleas from Trump associates.
The Nationals offered Harper a new deal on the last day of the final homestand in September, but Harper's camp rejected it. Despite Los Angeles making a trade offer, the teams "could not strike a deal", reports the Times .
Arsene Wenger sends message to Paul Pogba after Juventus win
Massimiliano Allegri chose to give Alex Sandro and Giorgio Chiellini a game off, saving them for Wednesday's game against United . A ball into the box was headed on by Marouane Fellaini and Sandro got the final touch as the ball was bundled over the line.
Rooney and Wilson named in England squad, but no Rice
I am still able to look to the future with the squad we've picked, but we've talked a lot about the history of the shirt. He will not be involved in England's final UEFA Nations League clash with Croatia three days later.
Big turnout as America votes in test of Trump presidency
Two-thirds of those casting ballots said their vote was about Trump, according to preliminary exit polls posted by CNN. The tax law was particularly problematic for Republicans in New Jersey, where at least three GOP-held seats flipped.
Virat Kohli lashes out at fan
I loved to watch Sunil Gavaskar bat, but also loved watching (Gordon) Greenidge, (Desmond) Haynes and Viv Richards. Just like he violated BCCI's contract with Nike when travelling to England to support Puma.