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The person he has appointed is a man by the name of Matt Whitaker, a dedicated Trump loyalist who, it is assumed, will do his bidding.

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in New York's Times Square and chanted slogans, including "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody's above the law" before marching downtown.

The attendees held signs reading "Innocence need not fear", "No one is above the law" and "Protect the Mueller investigation". He also added that the fact Comey did not prosecute Trump's chief political opponent was sufficient grounds for Trump to fire him.

Mr. Whitaker, who was chief of staff to Mr. Sessions, has expressed skepticism previously about the Mueller probe.

The sources also told the Post they do not believe Whitaker would approve any subpoena of Trump as part of that probe.

Meanwhile, a coalition of 18 state attorneys general has sent a letter to Whitaker calling on him to recuse himself from the special counsel probe like Sessions did, in light of his "widely circulated public comments criticizing" Mueller. "He worked for Attorney General (Jeff) Sessions".

The ongoing investigation has produced guilty pleas from four former Trump aides.




Engel said the situation calls for a need to educate young people to make good decisions on what their future is going to be.

"Today, we saw a lot of people come out because they're really concerned about the firing of Jeff Sessions and the move to put Matt Whitaker in charge of the special counsel investigation", Forsythe said.

"He was very, very highly thought of, and still is highly thought of, but this only comes up because anybody that works for me, they do a number on them", Trump said.

Several of Stone's associates have been subpoenaed by a grand jury in recent months, as part of Mueller's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Radio Sputnik Loud and Clear spoke with Julie Hurwitz, a civil rights attorney and partner at the law firm Goodman, Hurwitz and James, and Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labor lawyer and the author of the new book "The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World", about Whitaker. Officials there have said Whitaker will follow the regular procedure in handling any ethics issues that arise. He said "there was so much smoke" surrounding Clinton that it made flawless sense for Trump Jr.to take a meeting at which he expected to receive dirt on her. "If you have somebody that you trust that is saying you need to meet with this individual because they have information about her, you would take that meeting". Sessions, a former Alabama Senator, recused himself from overseeing the probe because he played a supporting role in Trump's campaign.

Protesters nationwide have called for the protection of special counsel Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign.

Since then, Whitaker, who had been Sessions' chief of staff, has faced pressure from Democrats to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller, based on critical comments he made about the investigation before joining the Justice Department a year ago.

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