Spokane activists organize protest opposing Trump’s move to replace Sessions

Spokane activists organize protest opposing Trump’s move to replace Sessions

Eastern Washington activists are joining a nationwide response demanding new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker either recuse himself from the Mueller probe or publicly pledge to allow special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to continue.

President Donald Trump named Whitaker to the new post Wednesday after forcing out Sessions. There is increasing pressure on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller, based on comments he made about the investigation last year.

According to ABC News, among those comments was an op-ed in which he said that Mueller would be straying outside his mandate if he investigated Trump family finances.

In a press release, Spokane Indivisible’s Cynthia Hamilton called on Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Senator Patty Murray, and Senator Maria Cantwell to have Whitaker either publicly pledge not to interfere in the Mueller Investigation or recuse himself.

“Americans deserve full and truthful answers to ensure the security and sanctity of our election system is never compromised again. We can only do that with a full, thorough investigation, free from interference,” Hamilton said.

The protest in Spokane is happening Friday at the Thomas Foley Federal Building, at 920 W. Riverside Ave. It starts at noon.

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