Robert Mueller is investigating Trump efforts to fire Jeff Sessions as part of his probe into obstruction of justice as Trump keeps giving the Special Counsel more ammo by attacking the Attorney General.
The Washington Post reported, “In recent months, Mueller’s team has questioned witnesses in detail about Trump’s private comments and state of mind in late July and early August of last year, around the time he issued a series of tweets belittling his “beleaguered” attorney general, these people said. The thrust of the questions was to determine whether the president’s goal was to oust Sessions in order to pick a replacement who would exercise control over the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump associates during the 2016 election, these people said.”
Mueller is looking at Trump’s attacks on Sessions as part of his obstruction of justice investigation
Mueller is interested in Trump’s attacks on Sessions because they relate back to the President’s pattern of trying to kill the Russia investigation by obstructing justice. Trump has consistently attacked, bullied, smeared, and attempted to intimidate those who are investigating the Russia scandal. The pattern goes back to the campaign with Trump’s attacks on the FBI and the intelligence community. It continued through Trump’s firing of James Comey, public attacks on his own attorney general, and the deputy attorney general who the special counsel reports to.
One gets the sense that every angry Russia related tweet from Trump is giving Mueller more ammo for the obstruction of justice investigation. Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, and if the Russia scandal is what chases him from office, his inability to stop tweeting will be to blame.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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