Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has infuriated US President Donald Trump. Photo: Agence France-Presse

What about Bob? How Jeff Sessions’ firing could cripple or kill Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation

  • Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, has broad power to halt the investigation that has infuriated Donald Trump
  • Whitaker previously said the Mueller probe risked becoming a “witch hunt”, and it could be effectively brought to a halt by slashing its budget
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has infuriated US President Donald Trump. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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