Demonstrations are taking place in more than 1,000 USA cities and towns on Thursday evening-beginning at 5:00 PM (local time)-in response to President Donald Trump "installing a hack" to oversee the ongoing investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions said in a letter to Trump that he resigned at the president's request.
Whitaker himself meanwhile offered little clue about his intentions in a bland statement to reporters thanking Trump for his appointment, praising his former boss as a "dedicated public servant" and adding he would work to leading a department that conformed to the "highest ethical standards". "Cox clashed with the White House over Nixon's refusal to release Oval Office recordings, some of which implicated the president in the (Watergate hotel) break-in".
The Democrats, who won the House in the mid-terms, have vowed to protect it.
In the letter, the group of state attorneys general note that Rosenstein appears to have adequately overseen the Russian Federation probe and "should continue to do so, as Mr. Mueller's work must proceed free from interference or supervision that would appear to many Americans to be biased".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he doesn't think there is "any chance that the Mueller investigation will not be allowed to finish", after Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took charge of the investigation on Wednesday.
Overseeing it all is Whitaker, a former college football player and United States attorney from Iowa who was brought into the Justice Department previous year to serve as Sessions' chief of staff.
Whitaker, who had a stint as a legal commentator for CNN, has been vocal in his criticism of Mueller's investigation and its scope.
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But Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 presidential nominee who was elected on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate from Utah, warned that Mueller's probe should not be affected by Sessions' departure.
President Donald Trump listens to a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. He appointed Mueller in May 2017 as the justice department's special counsel to take control of the FBI's Russian Federation probe after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
You reported today that that doesn't seem likely, that recusal.
He also said the line of succession within the Justice Department does not include the chief of staff and the fact that someone in that position would be made acting attorney general is "very odd". But Mr Sessions's replacement will have the power to do so, or end the inquiry.
Trump's running commentary criticizing Sessions and the Justice Department injected more turmoil into an agency that was still reeling from the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.
Trump's relentless attacks on Sessions came even though the Alabama Republican was the first USA senator to endorse Trump and despite the fact his crime-fighting agenda and priorities, particularly his hawkish immigration enforcement policies, largely mirrored the president's.
How many people will show up remains to be seen.
He bolstered the agenda of Trump's evangelical supporters with new rules letting employers opt out of providing health insurance that covers birth control and paving the way for religious businesses and employees to discriminate based on their closely held beliefs.