"We've been compliant, it's going to go on, nobody's interrupting it or interfering with it", Conway said on ABC.
Acosta, however, has already been confirmed, is seen as less of a headache than some others under consideration and is aligned with the Federalist Society, which has deep ties to the White House and top Senate Republicans. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen.
The protests, operating under the banner "Nobody is Above the Law" and led by the activist group MoveOn, called for people to gather in cities at 5 p.m. on Thursday in an effort to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who is often a key vote on controversial matters, said in a tweet on Wednesday, after Sessions was ousted and Whitaker was appointed, that it's "imperative" the Trump administration "not impede the Mueller investigation".
Whitaker has given no signs he plans to step back from the probe, saying he is "committed to leading a fair department with the highest ethical standards, that upholds the rule of law, and seeks justice for all Americans".
"Therefore, Whitaker can not serve as acting Attorney General ..." Whitaker has criticized the Mueller investigation and, while Sessions had recused himself, citing a conflict because of his involvement in Trump's campaign, Whitaker has not done so yet.
"The President has said on multiple occasions the Mueller investigation should be completed", McConnell said.
Bryant practices with Saints, asserts he’s ‘not a bad guy.’
It would have been terrific to see him team up with Dez Bryant in 2018, but they may have to wait to realize that potential. Bryant said he had turned down other opportunities to work out this season, without offering any specifics.
Kim Kardashian shares images while fleeing massive California wildfire
Thank you for all that you do for us!" "I pray that everyone is kept safe and protected from these fires". These were only two of the fires burning uncontrolled in California deep into the night on Thursday.
The Quick Read on Jeff Sessions' Resignation as Attorney General
Matt Whitaker has been named acting USA attorney general following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Before joining the Justice Department , Whitaker was openly critical of the Mueller investigation.
And in another demonstration of the dramatic power shift coming in Washington, the incoming Judiciary Committee chair is calling Whitaker a "lackey" who President Trump wants to act as a "hatchet man" to destroy the Mueller investigation and said Whitaker will be called to testify.
Trump responded by attacking former President Obama.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump defended his choice of Whitaker, saying the former USA attorney for the southern district of Iowa had an excellent reputation and came highly recommended by former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who is now Trump's ambassador to China.
"Matt Whitaker is a great guy".
Addressing Whitaker's past statements, Gonzales said he questioned "whether or not putting Mr. Whitaker in this position at this particular time was the wise move". "I did not know Mr. Whitaker". Whitaker was a vocal critic of the investigation prior to his appointment. The company admitted no wrongdoing and Whitaker was not personally named in the Federal Trade Commission investigation.
Schumer also asked Trump for "specific reasons" why he installed Whitaker in the attorney general's office rather than Rosenstein, who is next in the line of succession.
U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election in an attempt to tip it towards Trump and away from his Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.