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Protests held over concerns for the future of the Mueller investigation

November 09, 2018 05:27 AM

Hundreds of community members from around the the region could be heard chanting "no one is above the law"  as they rallied together tonight; all voicing concerns for the future of the Mueller investigation.. In more than 900 locations around the country on Thursday, demonstrators came out to protest a decision made by the President of the United States this week. 

"I care about our country. We have a country that's based on law and the principle, no one is above the law and that applies to the President of the United States" said John Seakwood of Hancock, M.A.

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On Wednesday, President Trump asked Jeff Sessions to step down as Attorney General, allowing Matthew Whitaker to take over as acting A.G. Whitaker was previously Sessions' chief of staff.

Those rallying say the President's decision will ultimately prevent justice from happening.

"There are enough Americans showing up to protest these actions, we saw tonight, we had over 200 people how up to protest these recent actions by Trump said Chris Nermey, the Saratoga rally organizer. 
 
From Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to Pittsfield, M.A., communities in our area came together to voice their concerns. 

"The President has the right to select his cabinet members but he does not have the right to obstruct justice" said Linda Kelly, Pittsfield, M.A.

"It can send a message that we are not going to take this lying down" said Nermey.

Many saying with Sessions out they are concerned about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia and the 2016 election. Whitaker has been publicly critical of the investigation in the past.

"We're standing out here in service of democracy and we believe in the democratic process" said Kelley.

Some protesters saying they don't think it is possible for Whitaker to be fair and they want Trump to reconsider his actions based on the principles of our founding fathers.

"We're not a nation built on personalities of men, we're a nation built on the rule of law" said Seakwood.

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