Jeff Sessions testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP

With new US justice department official, the fate of Russia probe hangs in the balance

  • US president replaces Jeff Sessions with man who questions scope of inquiry into influence
  • Congressional Democrats have called on Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation
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Jeff Sessions testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
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