Critics are fearful about the disruption of the investigation into the Russian meddling in 2016 presidential election.
Thousands across the US protested in order to ask for protection for Special Counsel Robert Mueller so President Donald Trump doesn’t impede his probe into the Russian meddling in 2016 elections.
These protests followed the day Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The crowds regard this move as Trump’s way to attack Mueller.
The decision of replacing Session with Matthew Whitaker who is a Trump loyalist has been the major reason for outrage by the critics. The critics also include some senior Democrats that won in the midterms on Tuesday.
In March 2017, Sessions had recused himself from overseeing an investigation. This came right after he assumed office.
Session also actively participated in the Trump campaign and also met the Russian ambassador to US two times.
The responsibility for the inquiry was then vested with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein appointed Mueller who is an ex- FBI officer.
Sessions’ move of recusing himself did not go down with Trump who saw it as betrayal and also criticized Sessions at several occasions.
Mueller’s investigation has pointed to plea deals and several trump associates. The pointed associates include the ex-National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn and his once lawyer, Michael Cohen.
US media reports state that the process of writing the final report has begun. Mueller’s team is at it.
Whitaker the acting attorney general after the termination of sessions has criticized Mueller investigation publicly. This worries the crowds about Trump’s intentions regarding Mueller.