Donald Trump isn't known for his restraint on social media, but his latest tweetstorm took his rhetoric against Robert Mueller to a new level, complete with all-caps denunciations, declarations that the special counsel has "gone completely nuts", and predictions of how future generations will view the way Mueller and his "gang of Democrat thugs" have attempted to "destroy the people".
"They are a disgrace to our Nation and don't care how many lives [they] ruin", he tweeted. Mueller has not produced any evidence or indictments related to collusion.
Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, was appointed by the USA president to replace former attorney general Jeff Sessions Nov. 7.
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Republicans, with few exceptions, are rallying around the president. There is the feeling in Washington of an impending storm, of threats to the presidency from the outside and within.
Publicly at least, Mueller's 18-month investigation was relatively quiet in the weeks leading up to the November 6 nation-wide congressional elections, partly because the Department of Justice tries to refrain from bringing politically sensitive cases forward around major elections.
Many critics of the president see nixing Mr. Sessions and replacing him with Mr. Whitaker as a way to curtail the Mueller investigation.More news: More nations to in 2021 Rugby League World Cup under new format
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Those concerns were only amplified after Trump appointed Whitaker as acting attorney general last week. "I think my only crime was that I support Donald Trump".
They note that "there's already a statute that lays out what should happen when the attorney general's position becomes vacant: the Justice Department's own succession law", which would place deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein as "next in line" following Jeff Sessions' ousting.
Democrats are concerned that Whitaker, who has previously expressed concern about the scope of the Mueller probe, may limit or end the Russian Federation investigation.
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However the U.S. president denies any wrongdoing and no solid evidence has emerged to implicate him.