Trump calls on Sessions to ‘stop’ Mueller’s investigation into Russia election meddling (Independent)

Trump calls on Sessions to ‘stop’ Mueller’s investigation into Russia election meddling (Independent)

President Donald Trump has expressibly said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should “stop” the special counsel investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, even though Mr Sessions has recursed himself from the matter.

The president made the request Wednesday morning in a series of tweets lashing out at the probe, the attorneys working on that team, and special counsel Robert Mueller himself, who he said is “totally conflicted”.

“This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further,” Mr Trump said after accusing Mr Mueller and his team of conspiring to protect certain members of the intelligence community.

Mr Trump highlighted the case of FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who had previously worked on the Russia probe but was removed after text messages showing him expressing a negative bias towards Mr Trump came to light. Read more

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