Cit­i­zens take to street in Beau­fort to protest Trump’s AG move

The Beaufort Gazette - - Front Page - BY STEPHEN FASTENAU sfas­te­nau@is­land­packet.com

Dozens of pro­test­ers lined a Beau­fort block Thurs­day evening to protest Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s re­moval of Jeff Ses­sions as U.S. at­tor­ney gen­eral.

About 200 peo­ple from lo­cal In­di­vis­i­ble chap­ters through­out Beau­fort County car­ried signs and lined Bound­ary Street near Scott Street for an hour­long protest start­ing at 5 p.m., Beau­fort In­di­vis­i­ble mem­ber Carol Corbin said.

The group joined an or­ga­nized na­tion­wide event in rais­ing con­cerns about pro­tect­ing spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Rus­sia’s role in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

The group ar­gued for Matthew Whi­taker, who Trump ap­pointed as act­ing at­tor­ney gen­eral, to re­cuse him­self from the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We be­lieve this a is a move on Trump’s part to limit the in­ves­ti­ga­tion or shut own the in­ves­tiga- tion, and we feel that is a threat to democ­racy,” Corbin said.

The event was one of hun­dreds planned through­out the coun­try. Plan­ning be­gan about a year ago to pre­pare for ac­tions that might af­fect Mueller’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Corbin said.

CAROL CORBIN Sub­mit­ted

Pro­test­ers rally Thurs­day in Beau­fort against Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s fir­ing of Jeff Ses­sions.

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