Protest supporting Robert Mueller draws crowd in Nashville

Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 08, 2018

Demonstrators packed the streets of Nashville Thursday night in support of special counsel Robert Mueller. 

The nationwide protests come one day after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

CNN reports this week's shakeup at the Department of Justice could affect the outcome of a subpoena challenge that an associate of Trump ally Roger Stone is waging against special counsel Robert Mueller.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has assumed the role of overseeing Mueller. Whitaker has previously bashed Mueller in public comments, raising concerns that he might now move to shut down or neuter the probe. 

**CNN contributed to this report.