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If Sessions' departure was an "opening move" by Trump to meddle in Mueller's investigation, Hoyer said in a statement, "the president must be held accountable".

CNN reports that Christie is not believed to have met with the president Thursday.

"Why is the President making this change and who has authority over Special Counsel Mueller's investigation?"

Whitaker has also cultivated close relationships with Republican leaders and activists during the Iowa caucuses, the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contests that occur every four years.

Mueller lay low for the past month as voters were mulling their choices for this week's elections.

Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign. And did his campaign have advance knowledge of illegally hacked Democratic emails?

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein previously oversaw the probe. Officials there have said Whitaker will follow the regular procedure in handling any ethics issues that arise.

A clear focus concerns Stone, a longtime political dirty trickster.

The special counsel has also been investigating whether Mr Comey's firing amounted to obstruction of justice. "He would have to trump up some charges", Ohlin said. He said it did not take a lawyer or former federal prosecutor to recognize that any inquiry into Trump's finances "falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else".

Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway, is interviewed on television at the White House's North Lawn in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. He wrote previous year on CNN.com that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should limit the scope of Mueller's investigation to stop him from delving into Trump's finances.

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Trump originally said he fired Comey on the recommendation of Sessions and Rosenstein for mishandling the inquiry into Clinton's use of private email when she was secretary of state, although the president later acknowledged he acted because of Comey's pursuit of "this Russian Federation thing".

The protests were organized by MoveOn, Public Citizen and other groups.

American citizens in Vancouver are planning a protest Thursday following the firing by U.S. President Donald Trump of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

That's raising questions about the fate of Mueller's investigation.

He said he knows little about Whitaker, other than his portrayal as a staunch "Trump loyalist".

The former FBI director has been working with a team of prosecutors and agents for the past year and a half to investigate whether the Trump campaign illegally coordinated with Russian Federation to tip the 2016 election, and whether Trump tried to obstruct that investigation.

Trump had enjoyed Whitaker's cable TV appearances - including one on CNN in which he suggested that the Mueller probe be starved of resources - and the two men soon struck a bond.

Congressional Democrats are calling on Whitaker to recuse himself because of comments he made before joining the Justice Department that were critical and skeptical of the probe. And not everyone is convinced he needs to.

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