President Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia probe Wednesday, as the trial of his former campaign aide Paul Manafort continues in Virginia. Justin Mitchell reports.
President Donald Trump publicly called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election Wednesday.
After railing against Mueller’s investigation in a series of tweets, Trump said: “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further.”
It’s Trump’s biggest public ultimatum yet to Sessions, who infuriated Trump by recusing himself from any probes involving the 2016 election due to his public support of Trump at the time… and after he came under fire for not revealing meetings he had with the Russian ambassador.
Instead, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been overseeing Mueller’s investigation.
White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders played down Trump’s tweet later Wednesday.
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