The event was part of nationwide protests organized in response to recent shakeups in the administration. More than 20,000 people RSVP'd for the Manhattan march.
People held aloft their cell phones during the rally. It includes questions about a 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving the president's son Donald Trump, Jr., and a Kremlin-connected lawyer offering damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In pushing out his attorney-general, the President cast aside one of his earliest and strongest supporters. He said there was no evidence of collusion. "His numbers went up and ours went down, and we underperformed in the next election", he said.
Noting that the special counsel's budget falls within the attorney general's purview, Whitaker said he could envision a situation in which Sessions was replaced as attorney general and replaced by a new boss who doesn't fire Mueller but "just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt". Even if Whitaker, Sessions' former chief of staff, does not curtail the investigation, Trump could direct him to take a more aggressive stance in declassifying documents that could further undermine or muddle the probe, the White House aide and Republican official said.
Trump's relationship with Sessions frayed just weeks into his tenure, when he stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation.
"According to the chain of command, (Rosenstein) should be the attorney general", Gorton said. He was a vocal critic of Mr Mueller, arguing in an op-ed for CNN previous year that the probe should not go into the finances of Mr Trump and his family members.
Indivisible member Eileen Kreutz, of Industry, traveled to attend the protest after hearing about it through communications from Indivisible.
"If he doesn't, then Mueller's investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition".
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Similar caravans have gathered regularly over the years and have generally dwindled by the time they reach the US border. But many migrants are unaware of that guidance, and official border crossings have grown clogged.
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Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature. Andy Barr's effort to hold his seat a state Trump won by 16 points in 2016 as a potential barometer of how the night will go.
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But the mood was slightly soured when Gray was booked for taking his shirt off in celebration by referee Lee Probert. On the back, an inscription read "Khun Vichai You Will Be Forever In Our Hearts".
"The person he's put in, he's got a plan to cut the funding for the whole probe", she said.
"We're here because Trump replaced Sessions and installed someone who will do his bidding, who has voiced his hostility to the Bob Mueller investigation", said Mary Melancon, 75, of Tampa.
The protesters sang songs, brandished signs and discussed issues with speakers, including Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney, who won re-election to her post on Tuesday.
"We have to raise our voice and show that we care", said Carolyn Cadigan, who was among more than 100 people who gathered in Joe Marino Park at the corner of East State and Water streets. Lindsey Graham's Rock Hill office to protest the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
DONALD TRUMP JR: Could the US President's son be the biggest scalp claimed by Robert Mueller? "There is no other way to say it", she added. "We care about the rule of law".
"[The protest] sends a message of cohesion that we are one nation together, and we do not like the unconstitutional actions [Trump] is taking", Tam said.
Emily Qualey of Portland stands on a traffic bollard at the edge of Monument Square on Thursday during the protest supporting the integrity of Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.