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Connecticut Protesters Join National Movement Demanding Protection for Mueller Probe

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    Protesters in Hartford rally Thursday calling for protections of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe following the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Trump.

    Protests across the country Thursday called on President Donald Trump not to interfere with the Mueller investigation.

    “This rally is about the fact that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin (D).

    From the steps of the Connecticut Capitol to the White House, protesters had that message: president Trump, you are not above the law.

    “Just let this investigation happen. Let the truth come to bare. If you’ve done nothing wrong, everything should turn out just the way you thought,” said Plainville resident Kara Curtis.

    Mueller Investigation Supporters March Through Center CityMueller Investigation Supporters March Through Center City

    Dozens of protesters rallied at Philadelphia's City Hall on Thursday before marching down E. Market Street calling for protections of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing by President Trump.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018)

    In Hartford and around the country, people rallied against the president’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Mike Whittaker’s appointment as attorney general, saying that this is a clear attempt by the president to curtail or even end Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

    Marchers at the New Haven Green had the same message.

    “Our democracy is under attack. It is a break the glass moment,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D).

    Congressional Democrats have called on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation.

    Demonstrators said they wanted to make their voices heard in Washington, and make it clear to the president that they’re paying attention to what he’s doing and not doing, and they hope he’ll let justice take its course.

    Protesters Demand Whitaker Recuse Himself From Russia ProbeProtesters Demand Whitaker Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

    Demonstrators in D.C. and across the country have called for the protection of Robert Mueller and the Russia probe after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign. The acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, has already said he would not recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018)

    “The president feels like he is being threatened. So, therefore, he’s knocking one by one the people out of the way that are threatening him,” said West Haven resident Margaret Firla.

    Similar rallies were held across the country: crowds marched in New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston and Philadelphia, where protesters convened in Center City and marched down Market Street chanting "Protect Mueller."

    In Boston, ralliers came together on Boston Common, holding signs in support of the integrity of the Mueller investigation.

    More people have signed up to protest again should Robert Mueller be fired or if the White House makes any other significant moves impacting the investigation.

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