Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again in hot water.
Sessions has come under fire for caving into media pressure and recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
But now news is breaking that one closed door meeting has made him a key witness for Robert Mueller.
The New York Times broke a story about a previously unreported closed door meeting between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that took place at Mar-a-Lago in 2017, shortly after Sessions announced he would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
Trump was furious with the decision – he later said had Sessions informed him of this fact before he took office, he never would have selected him to be Attorney General – and urged him to reverse it.
The New York Times reports:
“When they met, Mr. Trump was ready to talk — but not about the travel ban. His grievance was with Mr. Sessions: The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. 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 and potentially inappropriate request.
Mr. Sessions refused.
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.”
Trump correctly predicted that the investigation would spiral out of control once Sessions was sidelined.
Deep State bureaucrat Rod Rosenstein assumed control of the Russia probe.
And Rosenstein used the first excuse available to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to dig into the 2016 election and Trump’s subsequent conduct in office.
The story in the Washington Post that revealed Sessions had met with the Russian Ambassador and didn’t disclose of it in his Senate testimony – even though the FBI agents who helped Sessions with his confirmation forms told him that since it was in his capacity as a Senator and not a Trump campaign official he did not have to report it – was clearly phase one of a two-part strategy.
The second phase of the silent coup was counting on a “by-the-book” bureaucrat like Rosenstein stepping into Sessions’ position of authority and appointing a special counsel.
Rosenstein played his part to perfection.
Now Mueller is targeting Sessions as a key witness in his crusade to concoct a ridiculous fairy tale that President Trump obstructed justice.
Sessions could pay a severe price for his weakness once the Mueller investigation wraps up.
There is no evidence of collusion and the allegations that Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey – when the Constitution affords him the power to fire any Executive Branch official at any time, for any reason – is a farce.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, President Trump alluded to taking action at the Justice Department once the Mueller witch hunt ends.
That suggests Sessions and Rosenstein will be fired for enabling Mueller to eat away at Trump’s Presidency with his investigation.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.