Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the first member of Trump’s cabinet to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation.
The New York Times reported, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week by the special counsel’s office as part of the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election and whether the president obstructed justice since taking office, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman. The meeting marked the first time that investigators for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, are known to have interviewed a member of Mr. Trump’s cabinet.”
Why Robert Mueller would want to talk to Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Sessions was a Trump campaign insider. He held meeting with the Russians during the presidential campaign that he failed to disclose during his confirmation hearings. Sessions was deeply involved with the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and one suspects that Mueller was especially interested in how the decision to fire Comey was made and implemented.
According to Trump, Jeff Sessions was supposed to protect him from the Russia investigation, but who was going to protect Sessions? The Russia investigation is a web of threads and potential crimes, but the Special Counsel is clearly looking at Trump for obstruction of justice. When the Attorney General of the United States is being interviewed by a special counsel investigation, that is a big deal.
Trump keeps repeating no collusion like a mantra that will make the scandal go away. However, the Russia scandal looks to be intensifying and focusing on the potential Oval Office crimes of Donald Trump.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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