If Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not have a reason to resign before, he does now. There is no way he can possibly continue to do his job with this hanging over his and President Trump’s head.
Apparently, since there is no proof that Russian collusion took place within the Trump campaign, or with parties associated with President Trump, Robert Mueller is looking to hit the president with obstruction charges, and Jeff Sessions is reportedly a key witness in determining whether Trump obstructed the Russia investigation. That being said – how can the president obstruct an investigation that is based on a bogus dossier that was paid for by Hillary Clinton – the entire scenario is ludicrous.
Mueller is basing the possible obstruction charge on a March 2017 meeting at Mar-a-Lago, where President Trump asked Sessions to unrecuse himself from the collusion probe — a request that Sessions declined.
“The confrontation, which has not been previously reported, is being investigated by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as are the president’s public and private attacks on Mr. Sessions and efforts to get him to resign. Mr. Trump dwelled on the recusal for months, according to confidants and current and former administration officials who described his behavior toward the attorney general,” reports the failing New York Times.
That is not obstruction of justice – President Trump had every right to ask his acting Attorney General to do his job.
Fox News reports:
Special counsel lawyers have grilled White House aides about the President’s relationship with Sessions in an effort to learn whether the Attorney General acted in any way to influence the investigation. Eight questions that the special counsel would like President Trump to answer focus on his relationship with Sessions.
The Justice Department would not respond to the New York Times for comment.
In April, President Donald Trump criticized Sessions — once again — for recusing himself from the Mueller probe.
“The Attorney General made a terrible mistake when he did this and when he recused himself – or he should have certainly let us know if he was going to recuse himself, and we would have put a different attorney general in,” said Trump.
The president is right – Jeff Sessions should have resigned immediately and has had subsequent opportunities to resign when he saw the investigation turning into a witch hunt. He should resign now.