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OffbeatTrump: Sessions 'should be ashamed of himself' for allowing Russia probe to proceed

23:55  16 december  2018
23:55  16 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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allowing the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference to proceed , levying yet another attack on one of his favorite targets for criticism. Thank you, people are starting to see and understand what this Witch Hunt is all about. Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for

Trump issued a series of tweets attacking the investigation as a “Democrat scam” that is “very bad for our country,” and pushing the unproven theory among some conservatives that Mueller’s team has led witnesses to make false statements. “It looks here as though General Flynn’s defenses are incidental

Trump: Sessions 'should be ashamed of himself' for allowing Russia probe to proceed© The Hill Trump: Sessions 'should be ashamed of himself' for allowing Russia probe to proceed President Trump said Sunday that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions "should be ashamed of himself" for allowing the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference to proceed, levying yet another attack on one of his favorite targets for criticism.

Trump issued a series of tweets attacking the investigation as a "Democrat scam" that is "very bad for our country," and pushing the unproven theory among some conservatives that Mueller's team has led witnesses to make false statements.

"People are starting to see and understand what this Witch Hunt is all about," Trump added. "Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for allowing this total HOAX to get started in the first place!"

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Trump issued a series of tweets attacking the investigation as a “Democrat scam” that is “very bad for our country,” and pushing the unproven theory among some conservatives that Mueller’s team has led witnesses to make false statements. “People are starting to see and understand what this Witch Hunt

President Trump said Sunday that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions " should be ashamed of for allowing the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference to proceed , levying yet President Trump denies that he interfered with the Russia probe in any way, but it appears most

Mueller's investigation has thus far implicated former Trump associates Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Michael Cohen, as well as more than 20 Russians.

Cohen, who for years worked at the Trump Organization, was sentenced last week to three years in prison for bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations he said he committed at Trump's direction.

The president has denied directing Cohen to break the law.

Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last year as part of Mueller's investigation, has been a figure of conservative sympathy in recent months.

Trump and others have seized on a suggestion from Flynn's defense attorneys that Trump's former national security adviser had been duped by FBI agents who handled his interview to argue Flynn had been wrongly led to commit a federal crime.

Senators want assurances from attorney general pick on fate of Mueller probe

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Mr Sessions removed himself from the probe after Democrats accused him of failing to disclose contacts he had had with the Russian ambassador as a In July 2017 Mr Trump told the New York Times: " Sessions should have never recused himself , and if he was going to recuse himself , he

Mr. Trump , who had told aides that he needed a loyalist overseeing the inquiry, berated Mr. Sessions and told him he should reverse his decision, an unusual The special counsel’s interest demonstrates Mr. Sessions ’s overlooked role as a key witness in the investigation into whether Mr. Trump tried to

In a court filing on Friday, Mueller rebuked that assertion.

"Nothing about the way the interview was arranged or conducted caused the defendant to make false statements to the FBI on January 24," Mueller wrote, asking a federal judge to reject Flynn's attempt to "minimize the seriousness of those false statements to the FBI."

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning found that 62 percent of Americans believe Trump has been untruthful about the Russia investigation, while 50 percent said the investigation has given them at least some doubts about his presidency. Forty-four percent said it has not given them additional doubts.

Trump forced Sessions to resign last month in a widely anticipated move.

Trump had for months publicly derided Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation, and at one point suggested he only appointed him to the Cabinet post because the former Alabama senator had shown loyalty during the 2016 campaign.

The president appointed Matthew Whitaker to take over as acting attorney general, and has since nominated former Attorney General William Barr for the post full time.

The pick is lightly to be highly scrutinized by Democrats, many of whom viewed Sessions' ouster as a threat to the special counsel's investigation.

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Whitaker won't recuse himself from Russia probe, despite advice that he should.
WASHINGTON - Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will not to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election despite advice from a senior attorney that he should do so, Justice Department officials said Thursday. Whitaker sought advice from ethics officials shortly after being tapped to take over as the nation's top law enforcement officer. He did so because of critical comments he had made about the Mueller inquiry in interviews and writing done before he joined the government last fall as then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff.

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