Sessions Is A Key Witness In Mueller Probe

Sessions Is A Key Witness In Mueller Probe

The tweets came on the heels of a New York Times report Tuesday evening about Trump's anger over Sessions' recusal - and special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in the president's attempt to get his attorney general to reverse his decision.

Trump took to Twitter and shared a lengthy quote from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sympathizing with the president over his ongoing frustrations with Sessions.

Giuliani, President Trump's attorney, said he will not let Trump sit down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller - who is investigating Russian meddling in the US election - without those documents being provided to Trump's legal team.

Gowdy's statement was made after he was asked if Trump may have obstructed justice when he asked Sessions in March 2017 to reverse the decision that recused him from the Russian Federation probe, as reported by The New York Times.

Trump has said that he thinks his attorney general's responsibilities include protecting the president.

"I don't think the president should do it and I've told him so", said Giuliani.

President Trump is doubling down on his claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had a spy in his campaign.

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Trump has publicly criticized Sessions on a number of occasions, a remarkable break from tradition involving presidents and their cabinet members.

Gowdy also said that he had never met or spoken with Trump.

Gowdy said he too would have been "frustrated" in such a situation if not told ahead of time that his attorney general would not handle "the most important case in the office". Justice Department officials had concluded the policy must be withdrawn and revised, a move that Mr. Trump was resisting because he thought it was watered down. Read my lips: "nothing wrong", Giuliani said.

Reviewing the public record, McCarthy draws the irrefutable conclusion: "Obama officials made the Trump campaign the subject of a counterintelligence investigation".

If Sessions is a central witness in the probe, one can hardly question the appropriateness of Sessions's recusal.

Put differently, Trump's fight to have his own Roy Cohn, running interference for him at the Justice Department and turning down the heat in the Russian Federation investigation (if not ending it altogether), is reflective of his corrupt intent, a critical element of an obstruction charge.

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