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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Hundreds in Baltimore Area Turn Out for 'Nobody Is Above the Law' Protests Aimed at Protecting Mueller Probe

Nov 8, 2018
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Hundreds protested in Baltimore, Catonsville, Bel Air and elsewhere Thursday as part of a national response to fears that President Donald Trump will quash the Russia investigation.... The “Nobody is Above the Law” protests were coordinated to take place in cities across the United States at 5 p.m., through MoveOn.org as a “rapid response” to Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his replacement with loyalist Matt Whitaker.... In doing so, protest organizers said, the president crossed “a red line.” ... Speakers Rep. Elijah Cummings and Rep. John Sarbanes promised to challenge the new appointment.Hundreds protested in Baltimore, Catonsville and Bel Air on Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a national response to fears that President Donald J. Trump will quash the Russia investigation. The “Nobody is Above the Law” protests were coordinated to take place in cities across the United States through MoveOn.org as a “rapid response” to Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his replacement with loyalist Whitaker.... Speakers Rep. Elijah Cummings and Rep. John Sarbanes promised to challenge the new appointment.... Though Cummings acknowledged that he is not a fan of Sessions, he said Trump had removed him not because of his character, but to “throw a monkey wrench into Mueller’s efforts. … Whitaker is a man who made it clear that he does not believe in this investigation. … He must recuse himself.” ... Cummings is expected to become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In his new role, Cummings would have the authority to demand documents related to Trump’s personal finances and policies, as well as possible agency abuses.... That power was touted by Sarbanes, who promised that Cummings will issue subpoenas and be “the people’s best ally.”