Donald Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Fears for Russia probe as Trump fires Jeff Sessions

Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

Thousands of people are marching from Times Square to Union Square on Thursday evening in solidarity with nationwide protests demanding Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, fearing he will end or limit the investigation.

In an effort to keep the investigation independent, demonstrators around the country began protesting Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. local time. McConnell said he expects Whitaker to be "a very interim" attorney general.

"I've had trouble with what I see as this president's inclination to undercut democracy in so many ways", O'Neill said. "Matt Whitaker has a great reputation and that's what I wanted". The move superseded the regular order of succession which would have placed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein the Acting AG role.

Protest organizers said Trump's naming of Matthew Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff, to be acting attorney general on November 7 was a "deliberate attempt to obstruct the special counsel's investigation".

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Russian Federation has denied interfering in the election, and Trump has repeatedly said there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

In the letter Sessions said he had been "honored... to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part" of the Trump campaign for presidency.

He also said on CNN previous 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".

Critics of the Mueller probe, including Whitaker, argue it has gone too far.

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Any final report from the probe, which has been a work in progress, will be handed to Whitaker and it will be his decision whether to make it public, Reid reports.

In an op-ed in August past year he publicly urged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - who oversees the probe - to "limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel".

What does this all mean for the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and what can we expect going forward?

"I think it seems wildly inappropriate to most of us that the president would appoint someone who has such a strong opinion on an investigation on him", said Mindie Riley, a Bethlehem resident who helped organize the rally. Mitch McConnell on Friday said he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller is threatened by the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. During a 2014 debate in Iowa when he ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. senate, Whitaker reportedly said he'd like to see federal judicial nominees be "people of faith" with a "biblical view of justice".

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In fact, Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt".

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