House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called it a "blatant attempt" to undermine the Russian Federation probe, while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer tweeted that "clearly, the president has something to hide".
Whitaker is Sessions' former chief of staff. Trump told associates that he felt that Whitaker would be "loyal" and would not have recused himself from the Russian Federation probe as Sessions had done, according to two Republicansclose to the White House not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.
The investigation has so far produced 32 criminal charges and guilty pleas from four former Trump aides. But the work is not done, and critical decisions await that could shape the remainder of Trump's presidency. "Trump's attempt to be his own judge and jury is inconsistent with the rule of law and democracy". And the department is expected to receive a confidential report of Mueller's findings, though it's unclear how much will be public.
Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee who won the Utah race on Tuesday to become a USA senator, also said Mueller's probe should not be affected by Sessions' dismissal.
Republicans warned Trump past year against replacing Sessions, but some of that resistance appeared to break down by late August, when several key GOP senators signaled to Trump that he could find a new attorney general after the midterm elections.
According to U.S. media reports on Thursday, Mueller's team have started writing the final report of the investigation.
Matt Whitaker has been named acting US attorney general following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
"Everybody is in love", he said at a White House press conference.
He added: "Under acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, it is imperative that the important work of the Justice Department continues, and that the Mueller investigation proceeds to its conclusion unimpeded".
Rosenstein remains at the department and could still be involved in oversight. He has said that Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted for her email scandal as secretary of state and that Trump made the right call in firing FBI Director James Comey.
"Donald Trump, you will not keep us from knowing the truth, whatever the truth is", said rally organizer Andrea Hildebran Smith of the activist group Floridians Against Corruption and Treason.
Critics worry that Whitaker may be unlikely or unwilling to defend the Department of Justice's independence against political interference by the White House, given his history of partisanship and loyalty to Trump.
Recent acting and permanent attorneys general have been longtime government lawyers or high-ranking politicians with more experience navigating Washington than Whitaker.
When Democrats assume control of House committees next year, they will direct everything from the subject matter of investigations to the timing and substance of committee hearings.
Trump announced that former Sessions chief of staff Matt Whitaker would serve as acting attorney general.
CNN reports that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is also under consideration.
During a brief stint previous year as a conservative legal commentator on CNN, Whitaker often appeared as a Trump defender, saying he saw no evidence the president colluded with Russians during the 2016 campaign or obstructed justice.
Trump's relentless attacks on Sessions came even though the Alabama Republican was the first US senator to endorse Trump and despite the fact his crime-fighting agenda and priorities, particularly his hawkish immigration enforcement policies, largely mirrored the president's.
Most Republicans remained silent on Mr Whitaker, with several saying they were looking forward to working with Trump to find a long-term successor. Nobody Is Above The Law said it wants Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the investigation.
In July 2017 Mr Trump told the New York Times: "Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else".
The settlement with the securities watchdog required Musk and Tesla to each pay $20 million in fines (€17.5 million). She was chief financial and operations officer at Juniper Networks for nine years, and worked at Sun Microsystems.
Secret Service had asked for his credentials to enter the White House. "I'm telling you what the law is". Acosta repeatedly presses Sanders in her rare briefings to clarify quotes and policy from the president.
Democratic favorite Conor Lamb, who stunned Washington by winning a special election in the state, beat Republican Rep. That will give Trump a partial claim of victory and allow him to continue his drive to reshape the federal courts.
He was quick to distance himself from losing GOP House members who had been critical of his heated rhetoric, citing Florida Rep. Yesterday, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania backed Democratic candidates for both governor and the Senate.
Fears of the potential supply glut dampened a rally early in the session driven by Chinese data that showed record oil imports. As an extension to the same, the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), is being hailed as a "game changer".
Tamera and Adam were alerted about Alaina's disappearance through a tweet posted by the young girl's suitemate, Ashley. Original story: The latest mass shooting to rock the nation is hitting close to home for Tamera Mowry-Housley.
In response, Kohli said, "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then. you should go and live somewhere else no". Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth called the Indian skipper's comment " an idiotic set of words ".
The official Twitter account posted a statement which read: "This President's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far". CNN's reporters, namely Acosta, have been frequently seen on the front lines of the White House's tense press briefings.
Trump Forces Out Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Whitaker's views as an outside commentator before joining the government have been music to the ears of Trump and Republicans. Justice Department rules on special counsels set boundaries on how Mueller could be removed.
Late Manchester United double downs Juventus
But Ronaldo , 33, insisted there was no reason for Juve to panic after suffering their first defeat in 15 games this season. Juve will rue their missed opportunities - about 3 of them - gilt-edged and afforded to them courteously by the Red Devils.
Midterms 2018: Firsts for women in the US House
Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state. Elise Stefanik , a Republican representing upstate NY , was previously the youngest, elected in 2014 at age 30.
Dead Republican brothel owner wins election in Nevada
The HBO reality show Cathouse focused on the daily happenings at Hof's Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legally owned and operated brothel. He also wrote a book called The Art of the Pimp , a title similar to Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal .
Boeing safety alert after Lion Air crash
These sensors measure the angle of attack of planes when climbing to ensure that they do not attempt to fly too steeply and stall. And in this case the procedure for dealing with the problem it is what is called a "memory item" - pilot's commit them to memory.