Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general, replaced by a bootlicking Trump stooge named Matt Whitaker. Given that President Trump openly said on national television in 2017 that he fired then-FBI Director James Comey to try to stop the Russia investigation, it's a safe bet that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — like Robert Bork before him — will be the cat's paw Trump will use to halt or impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
There certainly seems to be a lot reason to believe that Trump and many of his associates sold out the US to work for Russian in order to receive tremendous financial rewards. Russia targets people who are susceptible to working for them against US interests and appears that Russia did a good job. If this is true then Trump certainly has a lot hide and has good reason to risk everything by obstructing justice given what an investigation is likely to reveal. His only chance of surviving politically seems to be by obstructing justice. It would seem unlikely that all but his strongest supporters would go along with with a president working for Russia against US interests.
Watcha gonna do when his Red Hat Rednecks take the streets with their assault rifles and military gear, protest loudly?
Another article that refuses to state the simple fact that the acting AG Whitaker, has absolutely no authority, whatsoever.
Trump has no authority, without Senate confirmation, to grant Whitaker the position of AG. Trump can only appoint his choice.
Whitaker is merely a man with a title, and no authority to do anything, until the Senate acts.