Echoing Nixon, Trump Calls On AG Jeff Sessions To End The Mueller Investigation
On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump has given what appears to be the closest thing to a public order to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference, obstruction of justice, and potential collusion on the part of the Trump campaign.
..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. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from overseeing the Russia investigation due to his role on the Trump campaign. President Trump has reportedly asked Sessions to un-recuse on multiple occasions. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who President Trump has long considered firing, would have to be the one to shut down the Russia investigation.
After the tape was released revealing President Richard Nixon tried to order the FBI to end their investigation into the Watergate break-in, he lost all support from the Republican Party and was forced to resign. President Trump just did something very similar publicly.
Read this full timeline of President Trump’s endeavor to obstruct justice, including his firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his attempts to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
President Donald Trump is a subject of the Russia investigation.