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House Democrats rally to protect Mueller after Sessions' ouster

House Democrats rally to protect Mueller after Sessions' ouster

House Democrats scrambled Thursday to shield the special counsel investigation after the new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, signaled he would not recuse himself from supervising the high-stakes probe even though he has repeatedly denounced it in public.

They vowed to revive congressional inquiries of President Trump and formally requested that senior administration officials — including FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel — preserve records involving the special counsel’s office and Trump’s decision to oust Jeff Sessions as attorney...

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