About 40 sign-carrying people protested Thursday against President Donald Trump's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the threat they said it poses to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation 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.
Donna Perdue, who organized the rally, said they were there to tell the president that even in Valparaiso they have a voice.
She said the investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion has been winding down for weeks prior to Sessions stepping down. "Frankly, Mr. Whittaker's credentials for the job are simply his personal and political loyalty to President (Donald) Trump".
"I'm very anxious", said Nicole Lockett, waving an American flag. "Special Counsel Mueller must be allowed to complete his work without interference-regardless of who is AG".
Banco reports: "Whitaker is seen as a rogue and underqualified new leader whose impact won't just be felt on the Mueller probe but throughout the federal government".
The president argued that Whitaker was "Senate-confirmed" because he served as a USA attorney.
Gonzales, who was the attorney general in George W. Bush's administration from 2005 to 2007, said he doesn't know Whitaker, his qualifications or motivations, but there's a lot that calls into question his appointment.
Rosenstein told reporters Friday that based on his experiences with Whitaker, "I think he's a superb choice for attorney general".
And as of Wednesday, Whitaker is serving as attorney general, a role that could give him ultimate oversight into that investigation.
Speaking to reporters Friday, Trump said, "I don't know Matt Whitaker". It's the closest to an unvarnished opinion on the Mueller Investigation from Whitaker that we're likely to get.
Chris Christie is reportedly being considered as a replacement for ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a report.
The president tweeted, "Jeff Flake (y) doesn't want to protect the Non-Senate confirmed Special Counsel, he wants to protect his future after being unelectable in Arizona for the "crime" of doing a bad job!"