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‘Protect Mueller’s Russia probe’: Hundreds protest on US streets

The demonstrators gathered in New York's Times Square and shouted slogans including "Hands off Mueller'' and "Nobody's above the law''.

'Protect Mueller's Russia probe': Hundreds protest on US streets

Several hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest in order to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the coordination between Russia and US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, reported AP. (Reuters Photo)

'Protect Mueller's Russia probe': Hundreds protest on US streets

The demonstrators gathered in New York's Times Square and shouted slogans including "Hands off Mueller'' and "Nobody's above the law''. (Reuters Photo)

'Protect Mueller's Russia probe': Hundreds protest on US streets

Crowds also turned out at the White House and in Greensboro, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Las Vegas and many other places, reported AP. (Reuters Photo)

'Protect Mueller's Russia probe': Hundreds protest on US streets

US President Donald Trump Wednesday had fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Republican loyalist Matthew Whitaker. Whitaker will serve as the acting attorney general. (Reuters Photo)

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Whitaker had previously questioned the scope of the FBI probe into the Russia government's links to the campaign for 2016 US Presidential elections. (Reuters Photo)

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Robert Mueller is at present overseeing this enquiry. Hence the replacement of Sessions by Whitaker is being looked upon by many as a step towards ending or restricting the probe.

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As the acting attorney general, Whitaker will have a say on a number of key decisions such as whether to summon the president in court and approve criminal charges of individuals, reported CNN. (Reuters Photo)

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According to CNN, With more information coming to the fore, Whitaker will also able to issue directions on the scope of the investigation. (Reuters Photo)

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Whitaker will also decide whether the final report by Mueller should be made public and which portions should be edited before publication, reported CNN. (Reuters Photo)

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Hence, many Democrats have been demanding that Whitaker recuse himself from the post as he had previously suggested limits to the probe. (Reuters Photo)