Meanwhile, a New York Times op-ed published Thursday claims that Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as new acting attorney general is unconstitutional. Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker was asked to take the helm of the Justice Department until a new Attorney General is confirmed by the Senate.
The president also castigated CNN reporter Abby Phillip for asking if he wanted Whitaker to "rein in" the special counsel.
When posting the joint letter on Twitter, Maura Healey, Attorney General of MA, said that Whitaker's "hostility to the Special Councel's investigation disqualifies him from overseeing Robort Muller". Mueller's work has been overseen by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.
After Democrats won control of the House in the midterms, Trump appears to be setting up the pieces to undermine Robert Mueller's special investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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That could politically immobilize the president, even if the Republican-majority Senate protects the President from removal. George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and Michael Flynn have all been indicted by Mueller.
Though the call-to-action was quick, the organization had been building an arsenal of demonstrators for the possibility of Trump ending the investigation for a year.
What does this all mean for the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and what can we expect going forward? "Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions, and he was always extremely highly well thought of, and he still is, but I didn't know Matt Whitaker".
For almost 18 months, Rosenstein has overseen the special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election because Sessions had stepped aside from all matters related to the presidential campaign.
"It's not necessary. The Mueller investigation is not under threat", McConnell told reporters.
Earlier Wednesday Trump denied he would shut down Mueller's team, but still labelled the investigation an illegal "witch hunt" that had spent "millions" of dollars. In Naperville, their hastily sketched signs proclaimed messages like "Let Mueller do his job", "Defend the constitution", "Let justice be served", and "Nobody is above the law".
"I am not concerned about anything with the Russian investigation, because it is a hoax", he said.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says there's no need for concern.
Much of the brush and grasses were blackened along the valleys, and many trees were still burning, a CNN crew there observed. Malibu has been ordered to evacuate, as well as Oak Park, Thousand Oaks and other areas in the Highway 101 vicinity.
You'll only have 10 minutes to redact that silly photo or drunken confession you just sent to the wrong person. Facebook will soon roll out a feature on its Messenger service users have always been calling for.
Hart hit four 3-pointers in the first half, and Kuzma hit a buzzer-beating 3 to limit Minnesota's lead to 67-65. Jimmy Butler added 24 for the Timberwolves, who dropped to 4-8 and remained winless on the road this season.
TransCanada, which is pushing the project, did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Friday. Four days after Trump was sworn into office, he invited TransCanada to resubmit its permit application.
Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races. The Democrats, in turn, benefited from extraordinary voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates.
The league found a flawless new way to conduct the All-Star Game , yet still managed to screw up a big part of it. It doesn't matter if you're first or last, you're 24 of the best in the world at that point in time .
You've got to be in the game and, when you get the opportunity to score points, you've got to be good enough to take them. "Talking to Eddie, I know he and England are very excited about this game, and we are too", said Hansen.
A fire official said the plan was to create a fire break along a road to prevent the flames from overpowering the neighborhood. Colton Percifield, 20, said in an interview that he awoke at friend's house in Concow to find smoke outside around 7 a.m.
Malibu residents ordered out as California wildfire nears
Fanned by high winds and fueled by low humidity and dry vegetation, the fires spread rapidly Thursday and overnight into Friday. The Los Angeles County Fire Department has issued mandatory evacuation orders south of the 101 freeway to Mulholland Highway.
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But she admits the couple on occasion turned to counseling, where they "learned how to talk out" problems. She says Trump followed Clinton around the stage, stood too close, and tried to diminish her presence.
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The only other evidence pointing to a PS4 launch comes from, the nation where developer PUBG Corp .is headquartered. In the meanwhile, Microsoft has not stopped surprising its PUBG fans with new gifts.
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The MD of the channel, Col (R) Hassan Immad Mohammadi, has been removed from his post with immediate effect until further notice, as per an order by the Government of Pakistan.
Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism
In a later statement, police said the man assaulted police, fled on foot, then was shot while lunging at police with the knife. The other two are into the hospital including one suffering from a neck injury and is suspected to be in critical condition.