Democrats have warned US President Donald Trump against making efforts to stop the Russia probe after he forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions out.
Following Republicans claimed victory in midterm elections, Trump told Sessions to resign and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff and a longtime critic of the Russia probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader who could be the next speaker, said in a statement posted to Twitter that Sessions’ ouster was a “blatant attempt” to undermine the Russia probe.
It is impossible to read Attorney General Sessions’ firing as anything other than another blatant attempt by @realDonaldTrump to undermine & end Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 7, 2018
Pelosi and some other Democrats advised Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising Mueller’s Russia probe, as Sessions did.
Whitaker wrote an…