Both Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and the expected House majority leader, Nancy Pelosi, want Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation.
Crowds also turned out in Chicago; Greensboro, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn., and many other places.
Those opinions have led some leading Democrats, as well as protesters in several cities tonight, to call Whitaker to recuse himself and to protect Robert Mueller.
President Donald Trump's pick for acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, is a close friend of Trump's 2016 election campaign co-chair, and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign.
To this point, Trump has heeded advice not to directly interfere, though a new chapter in the relationship with the probe may have begun with the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as new acting attorney general. He called Trump's recent actions "a rerun of the 'Saturday Night Massacre, ' " a reference to the October 20, 1973 resignations of the attorney general and deputy attorney general after each refused an order by President Richard Nixon to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Few if any House Democrats were publicly using the "I" word after the Republicans' devastating political losses in what the Founding Fathers called "the people's house". Their chants said "Hey hey, ho ho, Whitaker has got to go", or "This is what democracy looks like".
In a column he wrote in August 2017, Whitaker said that Mueller had "come up to a red line in the Russian Federation 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing".
"What I've been saying for months is every president deserves an attorney general they have confidence in and they can work with", he said. A similar protest in Portland was attended by more than 300 people.
BHP said around 1.5 kilometres of its privately-owned railway was destroyed, and expects it will take around a week to fix. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the National Rail Safety Regulator had been informed and was investigating .
It seems that her employer had caught on and she has now been fired due to a clear violation of the company's code of conduct. Police arrived at the scene, but were unable to locate Westwood, and issued a warrant for her arrest on October 30.
Niantic is celebrating 6 year anniversary since the release of Ingress and new updated version of Ingress has been launched. Although Ingress doesn't have quite the same player base as Pokemon Go , the game has enjoyed a loyal following for years.
For seemingly no reason in particular, Microsoft has made a decision to hand out free copies of two Xbox One games . The Korean Ratings Board provided a rating for the game in September, an nearly sure sign of its imminent release.
While welcoming Imran Khan , he said, "Pakistan China relations have already been strengthening, and now gained momentum". The Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) later said it would take "strict action" against those responsible.
The earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery, thanks to global efforts against ozone-depleting substances. So a healed ozone layer will worsen man-made climate change there a bit, Newman said.
Users may now delete messages on the Messenger app but it only reflects on the sender's end and remains on the recipient's thread. We reported back in October about the functionality, pointing out the benefits and disadvantages of the Unsend messages option.
And it seems highly unlikely any Republican will vote for the woman their party has demonized in thousands of campaign ads. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have always been key allies, and Trump made the country his first stop overseas as president.
Cavs Agree on New Head Coach Deal with Larry Drew
The Cavs responded to the change by winning their first game of the season, a 136-114 result over the Atlanta Hawks . General manager Koby Altman gave Drew a half-hearted endorsement after firing Lue.
Three stabbed in Australian city, terror not suspected
The other two are into the hospital including one suffering from a neck injury and is suspected to be in critical condition. Another witness on a passing tram told ABC Radio it seemed police had been trying to subdue a man who was waving something.
Raging wildfire reduces California town to ashes
County Fire Chief, Darren Read said the town of Chico, with population of 93,000, could be next in the path of the wildfire. Morgan Mason said her father told her that he could hear propane tanks blowing up all over Paradise this morning.
Stinky durian fruit grounds Indonesian passenger plane
Sriwijaya attempted to rationalize the airline's decision to take on two tons of the cargo by pointing out no laws were broken. However the airline agreed to remove the fruit, and passengers disembarked while it was offloaded.
California bar shooting: Ian David Long identified as suspect
Daniel Manrique was a native of Thousand Oaks and had served in Afghanistan with the Marine Corps, Task and goal reported. Meek was a criminal justice and criminology major who worked in the Veterans Resource Office for two years for work-study.
Midterm election a ‘big day’ for Republicans
Trump's aggressive campaign blitz, which paid off in some key victories, suggests he is likely to continue leaning into the fray. Spending to support candidates backing tougher gun control surged this year, even as campaign spending by the NRA declined.
Up to eight feared dead in Marseille building collapse
One of them had been condemned and, with its windows boarded up, was well-secured and in theory unoccupied, officials said . The neighbourhood is home to many buildings in a similarly poor condition, some of them run by slum landlords.