Protests are taking place around the country Thursday night, organized by the leftist Move On and other anti-Trump organizations, including in Washington, DC, and New York City in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to ask for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation.
Protesters believe Sessions’ resignation will lead to the undoing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign.
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation.
By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation.
— Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up.
In firing Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump has crossed a red line and started a constitutional crisis. We are activating our rapid-response network, launching mass protests nationwide TOMORROW (11/8) at 5pm local time.
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) November 7, 2018