A Justice Department spokeswoman has said Whitaker, who in the past has publicly criticized Mueller's probe as too broad, would oversee all matters under the department's jurisdiction, including that investigation.
The first was, we have heard leading Democrats, and now many people around the country today, saying Whitaker has to recuse himself because he has clearly expressed he's already made up his mind about Mueller's investigation.
"So with deference and respect to what the president's trying to do - he has every right to want whoever he wants to run the Justice Department - he has chosen someone who does not qualify under the law to be the acting attorney general of the United States", Napolitano said.
Donna Perdue, who organized the rally, said they were there to tell the president that even in Valparaiso they have a voice.
"He worships him", a longtime friend said of Whitaker and Trump. "I could say, 'That investigation is over".
Mueller was named special counsel by Rosenstein after Sessions recused himself from the probe.
At the same appearance this morning, CNN reporter Abby Phillip asked Trump if he wants Whitaker to rein in Robert Mueller.
In all likelihood, Whitaker will remain acting Attorney General until a new person can be confirmed to the post by the Senate, which likely won't come until February at the earliest.
Critics worry Whitaker may be unlikely or unwilling to defend the investigation, given his history of partisanship and loyalty to Trump. As Mueller's new boss, Whitaker is expected to take charge of oversight over the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, including approval of budget decisions and subpoenas.
Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway, is interviewed on television at the White House's North Lawn in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.
In a cosigned letter, the attorneys general said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe "must proceed free from interference". He sent a department-wide note after his appointment in which he said, "As we move forward, I am committed to leading a fair Department with the highest ethical standards, that upholds the rule of law, and seeks justice for all Americans".
He has two other options: make a report on his conclusions for the House of Representatives, which has the power to impeach the president.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (ROH'-zen-styn) previously oversaw the probe.
Camp Fire in Butte County Red circles on this live-updating map are actively burning areas, as detected by satellite. Jenner took to Instagram to share an update on her whereabouts, saying in the clip, "We're safe at a safe house".
Dark mode is visually appealing to many folks, but it also helps prolong battery life if your device features an OLED display. Indeed, Google's data showed that the phone used less than a fifth as much power when displaying black as opposed to white.
The WTI crude oil is trading slightly bearish a day after Washington allowed sanction waivers to top buyers of Iranian oil. Brent crude futures, the global benchmark, fell 92 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $71.15 a barrel by 12:59 p.m.
The Palestinian-American won the Democrat primary for the seat in August with around a third of the total vote share. She shared: "We changed the course of history at a time we thought it was impossible".
Pompeo said Washington granted exceptions to eight importers allowing them to temporarily keep buying Iranian oil . Trump's moves target Iran's main source of revenue, its oil exports, as well as its financial sector.
The machine keeps rolling", says Rob Heroy, a North Carolina lawyer who has defended other Mexican drug barons. Unlike most Americans who get called for jury duty, those interviewed Monday seemed genuinely eager to serve.
Djokovic seemed agitated at times and twice turned to his box to remonstrate about an unspecified issue during the first set. They don't give you any time and they are serving all really good. "His serve is really, really strong and precise".
Barca were without a win in four league games and defensive errors looked set to play havoc with their title challenge. Barcelona are top of Group B with maximum points from three games ahead of Inter Milan who lost 2-0 in Spain.
Saints excited to welcome Dez Bryant
Looking ahead, Bryant will be able to face his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, on November 29. "I don't know Dez". But there's no denying Bryant's track record since being drafted in the first round (24th overall) in 2010.
Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline
Environmentalists and Native American groups had sued to stop the project, citing property rights and potential oil spills. It's meant to be an extension of TransCanada's existing Keystone Pipeline, which was completed in 2013.
Welcoming the most powerful iPad Pro yet
The updated MacBook Air is Apple's latest slim notebook laptop , with a retina display and Touch ID, running on macOS Mojave. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will be available on the machine with enhanced graphics, alongside an NBA 2K basketball title.
Marijuana expands into three more states
MI is now one of nine states that allow recreational use of the substance, including California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. Each legalized growing, manufacturing, selling and consuming marijuana and marijuana products for medicinal use.
Fortnite Welcomes Heavy AR, Team Terror, NFL Skins
This weapon is essentially modeled after the AK-47 which happens to be the most popular and well known assault rifle in the world. Players can select the team they want to represent and change their jersey numbers before every match.
Samsung starts teasing foldable display smartphone
For now the phone is available for pre-order as a developer edition and costs $1,318 for 128 GB of storage, and $1,469 for 256 GB. In fact for Samsung, the focus has been more on including features that would help user get the most of the foldable screen.