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Protest Thursday at the White House Over Trump's Assault on Mueller Investigation

Washington, D.C., Protest Will Be One of More Than 800 Rallies in All 50 States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands


WHAT: Protesters will rally in front of the White House on Thursday - as part of nationwide protests against President Donald Trump's effort to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation by firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Americans across the country will hit the streets in "Nobody Is Above the Law" protests nationwide at 5 p.m. local time. Trump's decision to force Sessions' resignation aims to obstruct Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Protests will occur in cities and towns to demand that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker - Sessions' former chief of staff - recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation based on his past public comments criticizing the legitimacy of the probe. Whitaker is inappropriate to oversee the Russia investigation and must not do so because he would supplant Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and hinder the Mueller investigation.

WHEN: 5 p.m. EST, Thursday, Nov. 8

WHERE: Sidewalk, northwest side of the White House

WHO: Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen
Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress
Walter Shaub, senior adviser, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Marge Baker, executive vice president, People For the American Way
Karen Hobert Flynn, president, Common Cause
Ben Wikler, Washington director, MoveOn (emcee)
Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs, Public Citizen's Congress Watch division (emcee)
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
Randi Weingarden, president, American Federation of Teachers
Bishop Garrison, interim executive director, Truman Project
Mary Kay Henry, international president, SEIU
Noah Bookbinder, executive director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

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