Skip to comments.Trump to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Stop Mueller probe 'right now'
Posted on 08/01/2018 8:20:49 AM PDT by Red Badger
Trump calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Robert Mueller's Russia probe immediately, escalating his attacks on the inquiry.
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now," the president tweets. "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!"
The president's attacks on the special counsel have escalated in recent weeks. Trump's attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, made headlines on Monday saying that "collusion is not a crime."
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Robert Mueller's Russia probe immediately, escalating his attacks on the inquiry.
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now," the president wrote in a post on Twitter. "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!"
Trump's tweet came before the trial of ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort entered its second day in federal court in Virginia. Manafort is being tried by Mueller's team.
Sessions, who endorsed Trump's presidential bid during the 2016 campaign, recused himself from the Russia investigation last March, before Mueller was appointed. The investigation is being overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has defended Mueller against critics in Congress.
Trump has attacked Sessions several times for his recusal. In June, the president wrote in a post on Twitter that Mueller was continuing to investigate "all because Jeff Sessions didn't tell me he was going to recuse himself."
"I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined...and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion," Trump tweeted.
The office of the special counsel did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment Wednesday, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request to elaborate on the president's remarks.
The Department of Justice declined to comment.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the president's tweet "just another attempt to make the American people look at his latest shiny object."
In a post on Twitter Wednesday, Schumer quoted the president's tweet and wrote: "The Mueller-Rosenstein investigation is making progress at record speed: 35 indictments, 5 guilty pleas & Trump's campaign chairman on trial."
California congressman Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called the president's tweet "an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight."
The special counsel is investigating the president's tweets criticizing Sessions as part of a wider inquiry into whether the president has obstructed justice, The New York Times reported last month.
Trump's attacks on the special counsel have escalated in recent weeks. Trump's attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, made headlines on Monday saying that "collusion is not a crime."
The president doubled down on his attorney's comments, tweeting on Tuesday that "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!"
It's true that "collusion" is not a word that appears in any criminal statute that Mueller is examining. Mueller, however, has pursued charges involving conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements.
Can Sleepy Jeff rescind his recusal? Otherwise, POTUS needs to direct his orders to RR.
Obstruction of justice must establish criminal intent. Good luck with that. The president is doing his job under Article II of the Constitution.
Hopefully, this is the hammer coming down hard.
Sorry, Sessions can’t do that. McCain, Lindsey and Russophobe conservatives will try their best to defend Mueller probe.
Sessions recused himself, so he can’t do anything.
Trump is a master showman.
This may be a diversionary tactic.................
Posted on 8/1/2018 8:43:02 AM by harwood
What? Was this posted on Drudge?? Must have been.
Nothing will happen until Horowitz releases the DOJ OIG report on FISA abuse...
Just Trump stirring the pot .... if Trump was serious about this Trump would call Sessions into the Oval Office and order him to do that ...
I wonder how other Presidents would have responded to this situation.
Doesn’t mean they won’t try.....
‘High crimes and misdemeanors means whatever we say it means!”, says Maxine Waters................
It would have been quashed at once.
If my AG recused himself I would have fired him immediately.............
Anybody have a Huber sighting? It’s now August and he is AWOL. No surprise there, of course.
Another misleading headline from the propaganda media.
I’m not a Trump lackey, but I’m with him on this.
It’s a tactical maneuver................
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