Democrats prepare to defend Mueller's Russian Federation inquiry

Trump turns his post-election reckoning into an operatic performance of grievances and pugilism

President Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room at the White House on Wednesday

Whitaker, who served as Sessions chief of staff, has been openly critical of the Russian Federation probe for some time, but he has no intentions of recusing himself from overseeing the probe. "This is someone who's made repeated and prejudicial comments against the investigation", Mr Schiff said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

If Whitaker doesn't recuse, Schumer said congressional Democrats will "attempt to add to must-pass legislation, in this case the spending bill, legislation that would prevent Mr. Whitaker from interfering with the Mueller investigation".

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the expected incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the committee plans to subpoena Mr Whitaker to testify next year as its first witness. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on ABC's "This Week" that Mr Trump hasn't asked the acting AG to do so, and she doubts Mr Trump would ask Mr Whitaker not to interfere in the probe because that would just prolong it.

"Look, I believe there will be enough of our Republican colleagues who will join us. So to see this many people mobilize in one day i think goes to show how much this affects everyone", said Gyure.

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The Democrats cited Whitaker's past public statements, which have included an op-ed article in which he said Mueller would be straying outside his mandate if he investigated President Donald Trump's family finances.

Much of the commentary about Mr. Whitaker's appointment has focused on all sorts of technical points about the Vacancies Reform Act and Justice Department succession statutes.

Ms Conway's husband, Republican lawyer George Conway, co-wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times on Nov 9 calling Mr Whitaker's appointment unconstitutional.

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