by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump on Aug. 1 called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt.”
Trump tweeted: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”
In another Aug. 1 tweet, the president worte: “Russian Collusion with the Trump Campaign, one of the most successful in history, is a TOTAL HOAX. The Democrats paid for the phony and discredited Dossier which was, along with Comey, McCabe, Strzok and his lover, the lovely Lisa Page, used to begin the Witch Hunt. Disgraceful!”
Trump has publicly criticized Sessions before, tweeting in June that the Mueller “witch hunt” was only proceeding “because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself.”
“I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined … and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion” with the Kremlin, Trump said.
Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March 2017, before Mueller was appointed.
Mueller is investigating Trump’s tweets criticizing Sessions as part of a wider inquiry into whether the president has obstructed justice, The New York Times reported.
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who has relied on the unverified Christopher Steele dossier to make a case for the investigation continuing, said that Trump’s tweet signals the president was attempting to “obstruct justice.”
Schiff tweeted: “The President of the United States just called on his Attorney General to put an end to an investigation in which the President, his family and campaign may be implicated. This is an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight. America must never accept it.”
Meanwhile, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said that Mueller’s team and the FBI are full of “long-term Republicans who hated Trump.”
During an exchange with Dershowitz on ABC’s “This Week” on July 29, Mediaite founder Dan Abrams said, “Alan’s been consistent on the issue about the law over the years. And I respect that. But the notion that the special counsel can’t view this objectively, that Robert Mueller is somehow, what, Robert Mueller is so compromised? Which way? A long-time Republican? Why can’t Robert Mueller be the one to assess whether there are any crimes here?”
Dershowitz responded: “First of all, this long-term Republican – Comey was a long-term Republican. They’re all long-term Republicans who hated Trump.”
Abrams asked, “You know that Mueller hated Trump?”
“You won’t have any doubt about that at the end,” Dershowitz said.