This evening several hundred individuals gathered in the falling snow in front of the Charles Evans Whittaker U.S. Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri to demonstrate against Donald Trump’s manipulations of the U.S. Department of Justice in the aftermath of the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions (r).
The Kansas City protest was one of hundreds across the nation this evening – coordinated by several progressive organizations and publicized via social media.
…Right after Trump forced Sessions to resign, the White House announced that Matthew Whitaker—a DOJ official who has shown open hostility to the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller—would now serve as acting AG and be put in charge of the ongoing investigation.
“Trump just put someone who has openly trashed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in charge of it,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, one of the advocacy groups behind the rapid-response demonstrations, explained in an emergency email Wednesday evening. “Trump thought that by waiting until after the polls closed on Election Day, our voices would be silent. He was wrong”
Anna Galland, executive director for MoveOn.org, said: “This is a red line crossed, an attack on rule of law.”
In Kansas City: