Thousands demand Mueller protection after Trump fires Sessions

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Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors are in the process of writing a final report on the almost 18-month long investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election, sources tell ABC News.

While Whitaker is now Mueller's ultimate supervisor, it was not immediately clear whether that meant Rosenstein would step aside.

Trump repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse himself.

Two sources familiar with the matter tell CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett that outgoing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, former New York City Mayor and President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and former Attorney General William Barr, who served under President George H.W. Bush, are also on the list, which is expected to grow.

A Justice Department spokeswoman, asked if Mr Whitaker would now oversee Mueller, replied: "The acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice".

The row, carried live on national TV networks, was followed by Trump issuing angry put-downs to several other reporters.

The special counsel's team has been investigating Stone's connection to WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign and whether he had advance knowledge of the group's plans to release hacked material damaging to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The senator said he found the timing of Sessions' departure "very suspect" and suggested it would cause a "constitutional crisis" if Trump made the move as a "prelude" to limiting the Russian Federation investigation.

Mueller's probe has since reached plea deals with or indicted a number of Trump associates.

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Georgia has had a Republican governor since 2003, and the state has voted for the GOP in presidential elections since 1992. Thanks to the systems and protocols established by Secretary of State Brian Kemp , no personal information was breached.

"And to outsiders, it looks like he [Trump] chose this person because this person has committed to end this investigation, this person is loyal to Donald Trump".

Activists are demanding that Whitaker recuse himself from managing the investigation as well, saying he has his conflicts of interest.

The Mueller probe should not extend to the finances of Trump, his family or their business, the Trump Organization, he argued. "By forcing the firing (of) the attorney general, the president now threatens the rule of law itself".

Trump forced the resignation of Sessions on Wednesday, a day after elections in which his fellow Republicans lost control of the House but increased their majority in the U.S. Senate.

Whitaker was hired as a CNN legal commentator past year for several months, before leaving the role in September 2017 to head to the Justice Department as chief of staff to now-former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Instead, he gave Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein the authority to oversee the probe independently.

Donald Trump emerged from midterm elections promising cooperation only to plunge Washington into turmoil on Thursday (Nov 8) over suspicions that he's trying to kill the Russian Federation collusion probe and an extraordinary intensification of his war with journalists.

He found satisfaction in being able to reverse Obama-era policies that he and other conservatives say flouted the will of Congress, including by encouraging prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges they could and by promoting more aggressive enforcement of federal marijuana law.

The president also warned the Democrats against investigating him, after taking over the House in the midterm elections.

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