- Title: A call to action in front of White House amid demonstrations to "Save Mueller"
- Date: 9th November 2018
- Summary: ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (SOUNDBITE) (English) BEN WIKLER OF MOVEON.ORG, SAYING: "The Trump is not above the law emergency response protests here in Washington, D.C., has officially begun." PAN TO CROWD PEOPLE HOLDING SIGNS THAT SAY "RESIST" (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE JAMIE RASKIN OF MARYLAND, SAYING: "We want the President to know, and we want to "so-called" Attorney General to know that we are treating the White House, and we are treating the department of Justice as a crime scene, and they should be roped off with yellow tape." TRUMP PUPPET IN CROWD (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAYA BERRY OF THE ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE, SAYING: "We are supposed to be scared of each other, fear is what is supposed to be taking place here, instead of the conversation about democracy. We have to remember that every single thing that he does is a distraction. And we have to be careful to not be distracted." MAN HOLDING PHOTO OF ROBERT MUELLER MAN IN CROWD HOLDING SIGN THAT SAYS "NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW" SIGN IN LIGHTS SAYING" SAVE MUELLER" MAN TAKING PICTURE OF MAN HOLDING SIGN IN LIGHTS THAT SAYS "TRE45ON" TRUMP PUPPET HEAD OVER CROWD PEOPLE STANDING IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE HOLDING SIGNS THAT SAY: "KREMLIN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH," "TRUMP REMEMBER OUR KOMPROMAT," "TRUMP=PUTIN'S PUPPET," AND "OUR HACKERS MOST BEST"
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2018 00:00
- Keywords: Trump Mueller Russia investigation Justice Department
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00295NCXMV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Demonstrators stood in the park outside of the White House Thursday (November 8) to protest against any interference into the investigation into Russian meddling and the forced resignation the day before of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
U.S. progressive groups staged protests nationwide on Thursday to demand that President Donald Trump do nothing to hinder an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election.
Sessions resigned on Wednesday (November 7), a day after elections Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives but increased their majority in the U.S. Senate.
U.S. President Donald Trump named Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, as acting attorney general, saying he would soon nominate a permanent replacement.
The move drew criticism from Democrats in Congress because Whitaker would now take over responsibility for overseeing Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any collusion by Trump's campaign. Whitaker has been critical of the probe, saying it should be scaled back.
Mueller has indicted a number of Russian individuals and firms for meddling in the election to help Trump win, and is investigating whether anyone on the Trump campaign collaborated with them. Trump denies collusion and calls the investigation a partisan witch hunt.
Trump, who denies any collusion, has long complained about the investigation, calling it a witch-hunt. He had frequently publicly castigated Sessions for recusing himself last year from the case.
Moscow denies interfering in the 2016 election.
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