Sen. Collins wants bill to protect Mueller probe

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The latest indication of his fury came Wednesday when he forced out his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, whose recusal opened the door to Mueller's appointment.

Trump was addressing criticisms from legal scholars that the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was unconstitutional because the Senate had not confirmed him to his present role.

The move made Whitaker supervisor of the investigation, which has hung over Trump's presidency. McConnell said he expects Whitaker to be "a very interim" appointee. At least one Justice official in the room mentioned that there would be legal questions about whether Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is constitutional.

He said he was speaking only for himself and he hoped Republicans might join as plaintiffs if a lawsuit goes forward.

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Trump repeatedly told Ryan to sit down, and he complained that a query by Alcindor was a "racist question". What a stupid question, and I watch you a lot , and you ask a lot of stupid questions".

The Senate's top Republican expressed confidence Friday that the Russian Federation investigation will be allowed to run its course, saying President Donald Trump has never signaled to him that special counsel Robert Mueller could be fired.

In Kentucky, meanwhile, McConnell said he expects Trump to nominate a new permanent attorney general "pretty quickly". "He worked for Attorney General Sessions".

"Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, past confirmation doesn't count (both Mueller and Whitaker were confirmed in previous positions)", he said. "Any other officer in the Justice Department who was appointed through advice and consent can serve, including the Deputy AG, the solicitor general, and the assistant AGs", said Yoo, now a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Republican Senator Susan Collins said in a statement on Friday that Mueller must be allowed to complete his investigation.

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Soon, Whitaker strode into Sessions' office and asked to speak one-on-one to the attorney general; the others left the two men alone. "We should bring to the Senate floor legislation that would put restrictions on the ability of President Donald Trump to fire the Special Counsel", she added.

Whitaker himself stayed out of the public debate Friday. But I didn't know Matt Whitaker.

Last month, Trump said on the Fox News program Fox and Friends, "Matt Whitaker's a great guy".

Trump told associates that he felt Whitaker would be "loyal" and would not have recused himself from the Russian Federation probe as Sessions had done, according to the Republicans, who were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations and commented only on condition of anonymity. Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions, and he was always extremely highly thought of, and he still is. McConnell said that's not needed because the probe will be allowed to finish.

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Amazon also said Monday that it has expanded the number of items and locations where Prime members can get free same-day delivery. Free two-day shipping has always been the core benefit of the Amazon Prime program, which costs $119/year.

"He was very, very highly thought of, and still is highly thought of, but this only comes up because anybody that works for me, they do a number on them", Trump said.

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