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Trump Demands Sessions Shut Down Russia Probe ‘Right Now’

Trump Demands Sessions Shut Down Russia Probe ‘Right Now’

“Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand Attorney General Jeff Sessions shut down Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe immediately.

Trump did not explain why he feels that Mueller “is totally conflicted.” He tweeted over the weekend that Mueller should “release his ‘conflicts of interest’ in regards to the ‘very nasty’ and ‘contentious’ business relationship Trump claimed the two had.”

From Fox News:

Sessions, however, already recused himself last year – handing off oversight to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. So he is unlikely to act.

A Justice Department spokesperson had no comment on the tweet when reached by Fox News. Another source familiar with the investigation downplayed the implications of the tweet – as Trump previously has vented his frustration with both the Russia probe and Sessions’ recusal from it.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in a statement: “We have been saying for months that it is time to bring this inquiry to an end. The President has expressed the same opinion.”

Since Sessions recused himself, Trump would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.


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    maxmillion in reply to bobtuba. | August 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    You should really stay awake and pay attention.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to maxmillion. | August 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      I’m so glad that President Trump is patient and is allowing such as Mueller and Sessions to show what they really, really are.

      Democrat Asses.

        Due to the fact that Mueller is suddenly dropping Rick Gates from the witness list in the Manafort trial, I’m now thinking that this trial will turn out to be a fiasco for Mueller.

        There’s no way it can be a good thing for the Prosecution to have to yank their star witness on the day the trial starts.

          Mueller’s team is in a tight spot with using Gates as a witness. The whole theme of the prosecution is going to be roughly “We should put Manafort into jail for a century because everybody associated with him lied over and over and over for decades, and to prove it, we have one of his associates who will now get on the stand and tell the absolute truth for hours on end without lying once.”

          Gates is a rich jailhouse snitch in an expensive suit.

          “So tell me Mister Gates, how many millions of dollars would you have lost if you had not agreed to testify in the way the prosecution wanted?”

To be completely accurate, Trump didn’t “demand”, he Tweeted “should”. Personally, I wish he would demand.

    MarkS in reply to snopercod. | August 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Either way he’s waisting his character allotment as Sessions lacks the will, backbone, cajones, or whatever term you care to use to do anything other than what Rosenstein allows him to do!

      maxmillion in reply to MarkS. | August 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Nonesense. For 8 straight years we conservatives pointed out and objected, sometimes vociferously, to the way Obama politicized DOJ through his partisan Attorney Generals, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. Sessions understands that concept. Whether we like it or not, this is a political corruption investigation into Trump, and Sessions is taking the position that it is inappropriate for him as Attorney General to take sides, and that he should stay out of it and let the chips fall where they may. It’s a fair certainty that he’s nevertheless watching it closely.

        Close The Fed in reply to maxmillion. | August 1, 2018 at 3:04 pm

        Maxmillion, these “independent” prosecutors shouldn’t be used. If the people paid to dispense justice can’t do it, maybe it’s better to just put out ALL the documents and facts, and let the American people come to their own conclusions.

        The “independent” prosecutor has allowed Mueller to hire 17 lawyers all of whom gave to Clinton. That’s not independent, that’s bias cooked into the cake.

        Regardless, we all know this “investigation” has slowed Trump down in doing what we hired him to do. So this is infuriating and needs to end, however it needs to be done. Preferably, by President Trump going on TV and explaining himself and firing Mueller on live TV, and Rosenstein.

        If Sessions wasn’t in on the fix, he’d have the character to resign.

        V.Lombardi in reply to maxmillion. | August 2, 2018 at 6:39 am

        Nonsense. Anyone that uses informed and principle based judgement realizes that the investigation was illegitimate from the start. It did not involve an actual charge as required by law. It involved people with incredible conflicts of interest, violating the law. It involved an unknown scope which changed after a raid was conducted to justify the raid. And the recusal was illegitimate because it was not consistent with the law Sessions cited.

        You also omit mentioning the major, undeniable crimes of Hillary, Mueller and others that are not being investigated.

    olhardhead in reply to snopercod. | August 1, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    well, he did say…”This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now,” jus sayin’

      snopercod in reply to olhardhead. | August 1, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      This ongoing tension between Trump and Sessions has always been a great mystery to me. I mean when your boss keeps saying, “You suck and I’m sorry I hired you”, that’s never a good sign. If that’s a hint, Sessions doesn’t seem to be taking it, though.

        Matt_SE in reply to snopercod. | August 1, 2018 at 10:10 pm

        This is exactly what makes me think Sessionszzz is a Deep State plant. Any other normal person would take the hint and resign. Sessionszzz refuses to do that though, no matter how unpleasant things get.

        This tells me that he WANTS to stay in that position, for some reason that’s not very hard to guess.

    Connivin Caniff in reply to snopercod. | August 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Not only that, Trump did not say that the entire Department of Justice should be deprived of jurisdiction of anything. After two years, the independent counsel has provided no results whatsoever as to the the original matters which were assigned to him, and now he is wandering far afield, for no good purpose. At last check, he was not appointed an Article III judge, so he is not entitled to a lifetime appointment. So terminate him, and let the Department of Justice, if it so desires, investigate and prosecute any or all of the hodgepodge of matters the independent counsel is maliciously puttering around with.

Dejectedhead | August 1, 2018 at 1:18 pm

If the Mueller investigation into the Russian Collusion of 2016 drags out past the midterm elections….does it morph into the Bob Mueller investigation into Russian Collusion of 2016 AND 2018?

    mrtomsr in reply to Dejectedhead. | August 1, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I wouldn’t be bothered so much if it was a Russian collusion investigation, but as there isn’t any look at the other political party in that election it must be a Trump investigation, not a Russian one.

      Matt_SE in reply to mrtomsr. | August 1, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      All the evidence we know of in the Steele dossier was provided by Russian agents (almost certainly tied to Putin and the KGB), yet somehow that doesn’t count as collusion?!?

Sounds like someone is getting too close to someone named Trump!

    maxmillion in reply to MarkS. | August 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Or not, just a total waste of time and taxpayer money.

      MarkS in reply to maxmillion. | August 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      The Donald appears a bit more frantic about Mueller here of late. Me thinks he’s scared.

        txvet2 in reply to MarkS. | August 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm

        Wishful thinking.

        maxmillion in reply to MarkS. | August 1, 2018 at 2:04 pm

        So you’re arguing that from now on whenever a new president is elected we should always form a witch hunt and appoint special prosecutors to find some basis –any basis– to override the election and kick him out of office. Right?

        tom_swift in reply to MarkS. | August 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm

        The Donald appears a bit more frantic about Mueller here of late

        He sounds annoyed. Any innocent man would be.

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to MarkS. | August 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Or, or President Trump is simply fed-up, as I think he has every right to be. Even prior to his presidential run, he was among one of the most known and visible people in America, perhaps in other parts of the world. Now, after 1 1/2 years, he and others are simply saying, “What have you got? And, if you don’t have anything, then bring it to an end!”

    I think he’s weary of family, friends, and associates being maligned because of the existence of this “witch-hunt.” Yes, and, angered by the way he’s been treated. More recently, when an individual, who is running for public office, refers to the First Lady as a prostitute, well that would make any husband’s blood boil, wanting the d*mn thing shut down!

healthguyfsu | August 1, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Dems want to use this to fuel midterms and beyond…trying to get lots of mileage at huge expense to the taxpayer.

Sessions is a weak, duplicitous man. He cowered before Kamala Harris. Trump lost his political virginity when he appointed hacks like Sessions.

    txvet2 in reply to jack burns. | August 1, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    One of the downsides when you pick an outsider. He has to learn who to trust and rely on. OTOH, he has the authority to cure the problem. The fact that he hasn’t argues that he thinks there are advantages to playing the victim. So you can make the argument that he’s as weak at doing his job as Sessions is.

      maxmillion in reply to txvet2. | August 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      So you guys only object to politicizing the Department of Justice by the Attorney General when it’s a Democrat doing it, eh? But when it’s a president you like and agree with, politicize it away. Noted.

      Matt_SE in reply to txvet2. | August 1, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      A more intelligent take on it is that something is *preventing* him from firing Sessionszzz. I would say that it’s McConnell and the GOPe, who are probably threatening to not confirm a replacement, leaving Rod Rosenstein completely in control as acting AG.

      That would not be an improvement from Trump’s standpoint.

    maxmillion in reply to jack burns. | August 1, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    John Mitchell was a “strong” AG. Look what happened to him. If you’re too jejune to know off the top of your head, google him.

      Tom Servo in reply to maxmillion. | August 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      “jejune” – hey look ma I just learned a new word, and I’ma gonna impress the heck out of everybody with my Giant Brain! And Woody Allen even used it in a movie once!!!

This is very misleading. Trump is the president. When he demands the AG do something, the AG does it. When he tweets about what “should” happen, no one cares.

Well, actually, a lot of people care very deeply, for no apparent reason. I’ve never understood this obsession with Trump’s twitter feed. It’s just noise. Ignore it.

    tom_swift in reply to irv. | August 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    The Twitter stuff is not just noise—it’s Front Page noise. And that, in popular politics, lends it significance.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to tom_swift. | August 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      I think that Trump is a master at leading his opponents around by their noses. While they are chasing their tails complaining about his tweets, he is doing all sorts of stuff under their radar. Trump has shown amazing resilience in the farce of the nastiest political assault I have ever seen. While I am retired now, in my career I was often fighting large companies in what was a very high stakes game. I think that gives me some understanding of how and why Trump operates the way he does. For example, I used all sorts of subterfuge and misdirection against opponents. I prided myself on being a CEO’s worst nightmare. Business is often rough and tough. I think what we see in Trump reflects that.

The baby is viable. Even with a liberal code of ethics, and law, the hunt and trial must end.

Muchado about nothing. “Shiny Object ” . Trump tweats and the media jump out of their socks and OMG!! Eleventy!

There was no ” demand “. That’s narrative stuff… that all the sites are clickbaity with. The President, on his own authority could end this either by firing Mueller or just have the DOJ deliver to the WH all the FBI and DOJ redacted stuff… and order it all released. Since he’s doing neither, tells me , this was just to get the press chasing squirrels all day.

Should shut down is a recommendation ,not a command .

“Since Sessions recused himself, Trump would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.”

Not if Trump fired Sessionszzz and replaced him.

The Establishment can NOT shut down the Mueller investigation. And, Sessions works for the Establishment.

This is pretty simple. The Establishment, through the Obama administration [likely including President Obama himself], conducted illegal electronic surveillance of Trump, his campaign and associates. They did this long before they obtained the Title 1 FISA warrant to surveil Page, et al. The FISA warrant was nothing more than an insurance policy, in case anyone ever questioned the activity or, in the worst case scenario, HRC was not elected. When Trump was elected, the excrement impacted the rotary oscillator. The Russian collusion meme was launched to provide a reason to either remove Trump or put enough pressure on him to not pursue a criminal investigation into the illegal activities engaged in by the previous administration. However, the Establishment miscalculated. Unlike the typical politician, trump did not simply roll over and take the easy way out. He fought back. And, he continues to fight back. And, now their worst fears are coming to light. Just like a fight in knee deep swamp water, unpleasant things are beginning to be stirred up and float to the surface. If the Establishment players stop fighting, then all of these bits of evidence will be collected, the swamp water will be drained and even more will come to light. At that point some people are going to go to jail. Or, the silent majority will rise up and remove the Establishment swamp dwellers.

So, Mueller and the other Establishment goons can not stop. Sessions, who is firmly in the pocket of the Establishment, is not going to do anything to stop it. And, we are rapidly reaching the point where DJT is likely to declassify the Page FISA warrants, which will really stir things up. Trump is not going to fire Sessions, at this point. He is going to allow the fight to continue to rile up the swamp water. When it is proven, beyond a reasonable doubt that all of this merely an attempt to protect high ranking members of the Establishment political machine from criminal prosecution, Trump will be able to fire Sessions in a heartbeat. But, it is much more likely that Sessions will simply resign.

Stay tuned. This summer is starting to get interesting.