The switch, announced on Trump's Twitter feed, provoked instant consternation across Washington, where politicians from both sides of the aisle have long warned that political interference in Mueller's work can not be tolerated.
Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility in Washington called on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian Federation probe.
But Ms Clark said there was no clear enforcement action, like a lawsuit, that could force Mr Whitaker to recuse himself if he declined to follow the rule.
However, with Republicans tightening their grip on the Senate, a magnanimous sounding Trump suggested that a divided Congress would provide opportunity for bipartisan cooperation - something in low supply in Washington. The undated letter was then sent to the White House.
Other protests against Trump in Vancouver have drawn crowds in the thousands. Protest organizers-a coalition that includes MoveOn, Rise and Resist, and PEN America-will demand that the House Judiciary Committee immediately begin hearings into the president for obstruction, and that the Senate establish a "Watergate-type Select Committee" to investigate Trump's ties with Russian Federation.
Thousand Oaks shooter named in second official statement
Dean said that the shooter had a handgun and that at this early stage in the investigation he believed he had only one gun. Ventura County Sherriff Geoff Dean described the scene inside the bar as "horrific" and said there was "blood everywhere".
There is some question whether Mr Sessions was sacked or resigned.
Whitaker, who has been a critic of the Russia probe, now has the power to fire Mueller or curb his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Get more insight from Napolitano above. "There's no collusion", Trump said Wednesday.
And there are thousands and thousands of career officials, agents, and prosecutors who swore an oath to the Constitution, and I trust and have faith that they're going to - they're going to do their allegiance to that oath. "Had nothing to do with my campaign".
Whitaker has, however, argued for limitations on the investigation. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME criticized Trump for stripping Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of his role overseeing the probe. Trump has not interfered with it yet, despite repeatedly labelling it a "hoax" and a "witch-hunt". Previously he was a conservative legal commentator who was critical of the scope of Mueller's probe.
In 2017 he even used Trump's words, warning against Mueller engaging in a "witch hunt".
Nancy Pelosi, who leads Democrats in the House of Representatives, called the decision a "blatant attempt" to end or impede the investigation.
Congress: Ilhan Omar, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war, and Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit-born Palestinian-American. According to data compiled by The Associated Press , 237 women ran for the House as major-party candidates this year.
He reiterated that he was reviewing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke job as well, following numerous reports of ethical violations. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. will be the second Democrat to lose his Finance committee seat if he fails to overtake incumbent Gov.
Le'Veon Bell is in Pittsburgh, but that doesn't mean he will be reporting for work anytime soon, or anytime at all. Despite the video, there was no indication Wednesday that Bell had visited the team's facility.
Palmer responded by saying that social media platforms such as Twitter need to work on their scam finding algorithms. Now the scam has become more nuanced as it uses Twitter's own verification to make it more convincing.
In March, she accidentally killed Joshua Lew, one, and Abigail Blumenstein, four, after suffering a seizure behind the wheel. Left, Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Blumenstein is seen with her daughter, Abigail Blumenstein.
Then more or less straight away they score the second one and then the atmosphere was completely different, you could feel it. It's still in our hands and if we win our next two games we go through, but it was a great opportunity missed for us.
But afterwards watching it on the television, I think it was a very ...it was a lovely gesture", she says. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding was a day to remember for all members of the family.
A majority in parliament has requested that all changes made have been anti-constitutional and against the traditions. GL Peiris, a leading Rajapaksa backer, however said the no confidence motion can not be taken up in a hurry.
Today we did very well, the players were fantastic. "We came into the game fully focused and it showed", Solari said. Once they play with this seriousness, commitment and wanting to score. "I am only thinking of the next game.
FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency often follow such actions by mandating that carriers follow the bulletins. On Tuesday, Boeing issued a safety bulletin for airlines operating its new 737 Max airliner in the wake of the crash.
That is with the exception of Episode Ardyn , which will still release next year as a final send-off for the game. Square Enix has announced that three of the four planned DLCs for Final Fantasy XV have been cancelled.
I don't need this fight - I've been set for life since my first clash with David Haye. "Let's see if he wants this as much as me". Every time you fight you take it seriously, but when you've had a few world title fights, it can get a little bit monotonous.
Democrats grab US House in blow for Trump
Jared Polis, who won the Colorado governor's race, is the first openly homosexual person to be elected governor in the U.S. More women than ever were running, along with military veterans and minorities, many of them motivated by Trump's rise.
First two Muslim women elected to US Congress
Omar (D), 36, fled war-torn Somalia in the '90s and lived in a refugee camp before moving to the US. She spent four years in Dadaab until her family was cleared to emigrate to the US.
US TV stations dump 'racist' Trump immigrant ad
Facebook , NBC and Fox stopped airing the ad, aimed at boosting Republican votes in yesterday's mid-term elections. Fox News , NBC and Facebook have pulled a Donald Trump campaign advert that has been widely condemned as racist.
Mel B says Spice Girls reunion isn't about money
They better add some US dates, right? The girls said they're only reuniting because they, too, get pure enjoyment out of it. We've got some really interesting creative ideas, but we've want our fans from back in the day to come and enjoy".
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She is truly deserving of this award which is an affirmation of how consistent commitment and hard work leads to success. The 21-year-old singer and actress will serve as host for the evening, as well as take the stage as a performer.