Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not about the special counsel until after the deputy attorney general has signed the letter making the appointment.
Jim Acosta of CNN tweeted:
It's almost more interesting that Sessions was informed after Rosenstein signed Mueller order.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 17, 2017
The Trump White House was only given 30 minutes notice before the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel was announced, and Jeff Sessions wasn’t told until after the letter had been signed appointing the special counsel.
This behavior should dispell anyone of the notion that Jeff Sessions can be trusted to have anything to do with the Russia investigation.
It is heartening that the DOJ took steps to make sure that Sessions could not interfere before they appointed Mueller. By not giving Sessions any advanced notice, they also made sure that Trump could have no advance notice.
All of this leads one to believe that Jeff Sessions may be more than a conflicted Attorney General. Sessions may also be a target of the investigation.