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U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker speaks during a news conference Wednesday Dec. 20 2006 in Des Moines Iowa. The federal government has charged 23 illegal aliens taken into custody last week at a raid at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Marshalltown I

Hundreds of people plan to rally at the Capitol in downtown Sacramento on Thursday afternoon to show support for the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, part of a nationwide protest after the Wednesday ouster of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump.

In a tweet Wednesday, shortly after Sessions' dismissal was announced, Toomey praised Sessions - who previously was one of his GOP Senate colleagues - and said he wants to see Trump nominate "a new Attorney General who is equally committed to the rule of law".

The former federal prosecutor served as Sessions' chief of staff for one year.

Trump "crossed a red line" in appointing Whitaker to oversee the Mueller probe, the group wrote on its website. It's not clear whether his connections to Sam Clovis, who if friends with Whitaker and has been questioned in the Mueller probe, and with the president would be enough to force his recusal.

Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee who won the Utah race on Tuesday to become a United States senator, also said Mueller's probe should not be affected by Sessions' dismissal. 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.

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Trump's aggressive campaign blitz, which paid off in some key victories, suggests he is likely to continue leaning into the fray. It wasn't clear what exactly the woman was treated for, but she was described in news reports as "elderly".

Critics worry that Whitaker may be unlikely or unwilling to defend the Department of Justice's independence against political interference by the White House, given his history of partisanship and loyalty to Trump.

With the midterms over, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is believed to be preparing fresh indictments against Trump campaign figures, possibly including his son Donald Trump Jr. and a former campaign consultant Roger Stone, and could press for the president himself to answer questions.

In a belligerent response to his Republican Party's loss of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm poll - a virtual no-confidence motion against his Presidency from the broader electorate - Trump sacked a pliant cabinet member who he has been angry with for allowing the probe into alleged Russian Federation collusion.

Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller and has overseen his probe from the beginning will stay in his post, according to the official.

"All leader McConnell has to do is bring it to the floor for a vote and I think we can lay all this anxiety to rest", King said Thursday.

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"Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general", Schumer said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Committees will also be investigating Attorney General Sessions' departure". I'm confident the White House is looking for someone who the President and country can have confidence in, and be confirmed by the Senate.

"Sessions did not do the thing he could have done to better protect Rosenstein, and through Rosenstein, the Mueller investigation", Vladeck said.

After starting his career in private practice, Whitaker first ran for office in 2002, losing a race for state treasurer to longtime Democratic incumbent Michael Fitzgerald.

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.

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"The president's actions have plunged the country into peril", the Democrats added.

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