With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question

With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question

And did his campaign have advance knowledge of illegally hacked Democratic emails?

Trump named Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, as acting attorney general, saying he would soon nominate a permanent replacement for review by the Senate.

Whitaker's elevation to become the nation's top law enforcement official followed the ouster Wednesday of Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

Some senior Republicans, such as former presidential candidate and Utah Senator-elect Mitt Romney, have urged Whitaker to allow the Mueller investigation to run unimpeded.

The possibility that Sessions was sacked could open Whitaker's appointment to court challenge by a range of people, including Mueller, impacted by his actions. - Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up. But the work is not done.

The special counsel has also been investigating whether Mr Comey's firing amounted to obstruction of justice.

The former Republican senator was active in the Trump campaign and had met twice with the Russian ambassador to the US.

Bannon and other Stone associates have been questioned, and multiple witnesses have appeared before the grand jury.

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In April, Pingree co-sponsored House legislation to protect the Mueller investigation by making it more hard for a president to remove a special counsel. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and can not be allowed to remain in charge of it.

Whitaker, who was Sessions' chief of staff, has faced criticism since Wednesday afternoon's announcement for his previous comments on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. In that role, the telegenic former college football player managed attorneys who prosecuted federal crimes and represented the government in civil matters in half of Iowa.

The Democrats said they also want the Justice Department to protect the integrity of Mueller's investigation and to preserve relevant documents.

In theory, Whitaker could order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation or end it altogether. Stone's visits to Trump Tower in NY before the 2016 election.

He also said on CNN past year that he could see a scenario in which Sessions' replacement doesn't fire Mueller but "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt". Clovis, who later worked in Trump's presidential campaign, has been interviewed as part of Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sacked by Donald Trump Wednesday, casting a cloud over the Russian Federation investigation that has dogged the White House, a day after Republicans lost control over the lower house of Congress.

It's not clear that Whitaker will need to step aside, and there were no signs Thursday that he meant to do so. And not everyone is convinced he needs to.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is being considered by President Trump to become the next US attorney general, two national news services are reporting.

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