Dershowitz: Rosenstein Much More 'Subject to Recusal' Than Acting AG Whitaker

See Jeff Sessions leave DOJ after firing

At the Justice Department's landmark headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, the big office on the fifth floor is now vacant. The president could, and has in our nation's history, said stop investigating this person and please investigate this other person. His very first act as head of the Department of Justice was to issue, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, a directive stripping the right to asylum from anyone who enters the United States over the Mexican border and has not first gained legal status-a move that is tantamount to abolishing the right to asylum, which is guaranteed under global and USA law. The Senate's top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now overseeing the Trump-Russia probe.

On Wednesday, Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Whitaker, who was formerly Sessions' chief of staff.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday said that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

While Christie has been a friend of Trump's since before the 2016 campaign, the former New Jersey governor has been critical of Trump's handling of the Mueller investigation and instead praised Mueller amid the President's public criticism of the special counsel.

Healey said in a tweet that a USA attorney general "must lead an empowered and independent Department of Justice".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has had a contentious relationship with Trump in the past, is now still overseeing the Russian Federation probe. In an op-ed for CNN, Whitaker argued that the Mueller investigation had gone too far.

That's more than a "theory" now - Mueller's office has charged some two dozen Russians with the interference. The president had long complained about Sessions recusing himself from supervising Mueller.

There's been no indication that Whitaker will.

Peskov says Sessions' departure isn't something for the Kremlin to weigh in on.

President Trump and acting attorney general Matt Whitaker.

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The president's position is that he could if he wants, but he doesn't want to because it would look bad.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller departs Capitol Hill, June 21, 2017, following a closed door meeting in Washington.

"Mueller will be allowed to do his job", Graham said in a Friday interview on Fox News Radio.

"Sessions did not do the thing he could have done to better protect Rosenstein, and through Rosenstein, the Mueller investigation", Vladeck said. A Justice Department that is supposed to have been "independent" since Watergate arguably may be less "independent" than any time since then.

Sessions resigned, which is important because Whitaker would not have been able to assume his duties had Sessions been fired. It's promising that Republican Sens.

On Thursday, a federal appeals court heard a challenge to Mueller's authority brought by Stone aide Andrew Miller, who defied a grand jury subpoena last summer and was held in contempt by a judge.

Voters already sent a message Tuesday, especially in the suburbs, where they defeated two longtime Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren, Naperville protester Dawn Mashayekhi said.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins is calling on the Senate to pass legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

McConnell, separately, said, "I think this will be a very interim AG".

The source close to the Senate Judiciary Committee said Democrats were unsure whether they would reach out to Republicans to join the lawsuit, but added it was "not likely".

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