Rally in Sag Calls for Hands Off Mueller

Protesters in Sag Harbor on Thursday evening will join their counterparts in cities and towns across the country in rallies urging the president not to interfere with the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The rallies were called by the activist group MoveOn for 5 p.m. local time. In Sag Harbor, protesters will gather at the windmill on Long Wharf. Elsewhere on eastern Long Island rallies will take place in Patchogue, Port Jefferson Station, and Huntington Village on Thursday, and in Riverhead on Saturday. Protests are being held in all 50 states.

The protests follow the resignation on Wednesday of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose recusal from the Russia investigation led to the appointment of Mr. Mueller. President Trump, who had long been at odds with Mr. Sessions, appointed Matthew Whitaker, Mr. Sessions's chief of staff, as acting attorney general.

In mobilizing people for Thursday's events, MoveOn described Mr. Whitaker as a Trump "crony" who has "publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it." Mr. Whitaker has been critical of the scope of the Mueller investigation.