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'Protect Mueller' Rally Planned For Alexandria On Nov. 8

Posted on Nov 09,2018
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

JUNE 25: FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initiative. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - A rally advocating for the protection of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' departure will happen Thursday, Nov. 8 in Alexandria. It will be held at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall, 301 King Street.

The protest comes a day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is leaving the administration at the request of President Donald Trump.

The Nobody Is Above the Law network organized protests across the country. There are 21 "Protect Mueller" rallies across Virginia, as well as a Washington, DC rally in front of the White House.

"Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up," the group states on its website. "Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and we've got to get Congress to stop him."

The event page urges participants to "not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law."

Protesters gathered outside the White House and held up letters reading "Protect Mueller" after Session's resignation on Wednesday.

Sessions, a Trump ally who threw his weight behind the president in the 2016 election, recused himself in March 2017 from the probe investigating Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion by members of the Trump campaign. Sessions' deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, appointed Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller to oversee the probe in May 2017 after Trump fired then-FBI director James Comey.

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