Trump Tells AG Sessions to Stop Mueller Probe NOW

Posted: Aug 01, 2018 9:42 AM

President Trump directed his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian collusion investigation on Wednesday, which he still believes is a "witch hunt." He also suggested the investigation is politically biased. Trump sent his AG the directive after quoting liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz on Twitter.

Sessions has actually recused himself from the probe, so it would likely be up to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to make a decision on whether the investigation will proceed. 

Top Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan have defended the Mueller probe and suggested it should go on unimpeded. Mueller should be allowed to do his job, Ryan said this spring.