Protests to protect Robert Mueller planned nationwide after Jeff Sessions firing

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On the Russian Federation investigation, Session's departure would allow for a new attorney general to oversee Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe and could limit the scope of what the special counsel can explore or shut down the entire investigation. Hundreds of events were organized, stretching as far as Amsterdam. "That shows how terrified he is about Bob Mueller's work".

It will be linked to similar "massive "emergency" protests" in Toronto and Victoria as well as some 900 other cities across North America, according to organizers.

The organization behind the protests, MoveOn, made a quick call to action using the banner "Nobody is above the law - Mueller protection rapid response". Several senior officials said they were surprised by the criticism and believe it could potentially jeopardize his chances to remain in the post if it continues to dominate headlines.

Asked whether he wanted Mr Whitaker to "rein in" Mr Mueller, Mr Trump responded: "What a stupid question".

Activists across the Bay Area Thursday evening were protesting President Donald Trump's replacement of his attorney general after embattled former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday.

Rosenstein has been overseeing the Mueller probe after Sessions recused himself from the investigation, but a Department of Justice spokeswoman said Whitaker would be "in charge of all matters under the purview" of the DOJ.

Trump had repeatedly criticized Sessions for recusing himself from any investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

The protesters challenged the legality of Whitaker's appointment by Trump, saying they thought the next in line for the position was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Whitaker has taken over from Jeff Sessions, who resigned Wednesday after months of pressure from President Trump to do so.

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Mr. Whitaker, who was chief of staff to Mr. Sessions, has expressed skepticism previously about the Mueller probe. The acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker - now Sessions' chief of staff - has written opinion pieces that Mueller's probe should be shut down.

"We pretty much expected Sessions to be fired", Kreutz said.

But Whitaker also criticized famous decisions in which the Supreme Court declined to strike down laws that conservatives do not like, from 1930s cases involving President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs to the 2012 case in which the court declined to strike down President Barack Obama's health insurance law.

"I have some very, very good people", he said.

Robert Mueller should not be allowed to investigate Trump's finances.

"We just need a reprieve from Trump", Jenkins said.

President Donald Trump was accused Thursday of pushing America toward a constitutional crisis after his firing of the attorney general cast doubt over the future of an explosive probe into election collusion with Russian agents. "And that is a problem for all of us".

"My daughter is protesting right now in Times Square", she said.

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