2018-08-01 15:39:36 UTC
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to
end special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, one of the most
direct demands he has made of the Justice Department to stop the probe since it
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now,
before it continues to stain our country any further before it continues to
stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17
Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!" the
president said in a morning tweet.
Sessions recused himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian
interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election over conflict of interest
concerns, because he had served as a surrogate for Trump's campaign.
Trump has repeatedly slammed Mueller's probe investigating Russian interference
in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including any potential communication
with the Trump campaign.
The president has also repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from
the Russian investigation. This past June, he directly criticized Sessions in a
tweet for removing himself from overseeing Mueller, saying if he had known the
attorney general would do that, he would have appointed someone else to that
The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didnt tell me
he was going to recuse himself, Trump tweeted. 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!