New Acting Attorney General is a GOP Loyalist from Iowa

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Jeff Sessions resigned as U.S. Attorney General on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump and Sessions' former chief of staff Matthew Whitaker was named as the Acting Attorney General.

Several of the groups involved in Thursday evening's protests have always been planning what they call "rapid response" protests if Trump tried to fire Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing Mueller's investigation. Campaign efforts include ending the Iraq war and combatting gun violence by ending politicians' affiliation with the NRA, but since 2016 the organization says it has been "a pillar of the Resistance to Trump".

Jerry Role, a retired Department of Justice staffer told Al Jazeera that Trump's actions this week threatened the integrity of USA democracy.

David Bosel, a retired political scientist, described Trump's attempts to scupper the Mueller investigation as "dictatorial" and accused most Republicans in Congress of helping Trump tilt the U.S. towards "fascism". Further, such a dramatic action would probably inflame not just Democrats but many congressional Republicans as well.

"The forced firing of Attorney General Sessions appears to be part of an ongoing pattern of behavior by the President seeking to undermine investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election", House Judiciary Committee Democrats said in their letter.

The Republican Party loyalist wrote an opinion piece for CNN in August 2017 that argued Mueller had too much latitude in his investigation. He was ostensibly fired the day after the midterm elections by President Trump.

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Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign. The special counsel's office declined to comment Wednesday after Sessions' resignation.

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Another person said that remained true ever after Whitaker took his place.

Several Republican senators, including the newly elected Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate, said that the investigation led by Robert Mueller must be allowed to reach its conclusion.

Outside US Congress, progressives activated a plan for mass protests across the United States, starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday in all time zones. "This rule of law crisis has been a slow-motion train wreck for a long time", Tribe said. An infuriated Trump responded by repeatedly and publicly seeking to humiliate Sessions.

Sessions, who was an early backer of the Trump campaign, recused himself in March 2017 from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation under a similar rule which prohibits officials from overseeing investigations into subjects with whom they have a "a personal or political relationship".

You reported today that that doesn't seem likely, that recusal. In an August 2017 op-ed for CNN, he argued that the scope should be narrowed only to direct interactions between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation, and not include anything pertaining to Trump's business interests or finances.

The switch, announced on Trump's Twitter feed, provoked consternation across Washington, where politicians from both sides of the aisle have long warned that political interference in Mueller's work can not be tolerated.