Trump overboard on Sessions

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

The early-morning tweet bolsters reports that Trump is looking to replace Sessions, who as an early Trump supporter.

The political associate told the website that he urged Trump to hold his fire and possibly take aim at special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump's rapid-fire tweeting resumed at daybreak Tuesday, with the president wondering aloud about Sessions' "VERY weak" position on "Hillary Clinton crimes".

Trump warned Mueller, who's leading the Justice Department probe of his campaign ties to Russian Federation, not to examine his family's financial dealings and is reportedly angry the special counsel wants to look at his tax returns.

He slammed Sessions for not investigating his presidential rival in the race and raised questions, without offering evidence, about Ukraine's alleged role in supporting the Democratic candidate.

In a series of early morning tweets, issued on a day expected to feature a crucial Senate vote on healthcare reform, with a new Russia sanctions bill heading to his desk and after his son-in-law Jared Kushner's appearance before the Senate intelligence committee, Trump blasted the investigation into Russian meddling into last year's USA election. Trump has been privately criticizing Sessions for weeks, and he said in an interview with the New York Times last week that he would not have appointed Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse himself, as he considers the decision "very unfair to the president". He also tweeted: "Problem is, the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife".

But as NPR notes, Jill McCabe actually received money from a PAC overseen by Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a friend of the Clintons.

President Donald Trump told a reporter asking questions Monday to be "quiet".

Last week, Trump publicly upbraided Sessions for stepping back from issues related to the probe.

Trump's advisers have also explained to him - amid his fury about Sessions - that anyone who was part of his campaign, including Giuliani, would likely face pressure to recuse themselves from the Russian Federation investigation, according to Trump advisers and officials.

His tweet came just hours before his son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, travelled to Capitol Hill to be interviewed about his meetings with Russians.

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