The news that the FBI’s lead on the Trump-Russian Connections probe, Special Council Robert Mueller III has already interviewed the Republican President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was finally leaked to the press on January 23, 2018.
The relationship between the president and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been described as rocky at best. The president has never accepted the fact that the US Department of Justice and the Attorney General Jeff Sessions are supposed to operate on a separate level and independently from the political will of the president. The president has frequently voiced his anger over Mr. Sessions choice to recuse himself from the FBI’s Trump-Russian probe because of his involvement in the president’s campaign to where he could be called to testify as a witness.
I can’t help but wonder if the president already was aware of this event or if he is just finding out about the FBI having recently interviewed his Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Here’s the rest of the story…
On January 23, 2018, Jonathan Swan of AXIOS pennded the following report, “Scoop: FBI director threatened to resign amid Trump, Sessions pressure.”
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at the public urging of President Donald Trump — has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed, according to three sources with direct knowledge.”
- “Wray’s resignation under those circumstances would have created a media firestorm. The White House — understandably gun-shy after the Comey debacle — didn’t want that scene, so McCabe remains.”
- “Sessions told White House Counsel Don McGahn about how upset Wray was about the pressure on him to fire McCabe, and McGahn told Sessions this issue wasn’t worth losing the FBI Director over, according to a source familiar with the situation.”
- “Why it matters: Trump started his presidency by pressuring one FBI Director (before canning him), and then began pressuring another (this time wanting his deputy canned). This much meddling with the FBI for this long is not normal.”