aside FBI Special Counsel Mueller Has Already Interviewed DOJ AG Jeff Sessions

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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.

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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.”

Excerpts:

“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.”

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  • “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.”
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“McGahn has been informed about these ongoing conversations, though he has not spoken with Wray about FBI personnel, according to an administration source briefed on the situation. Trump nominated Wray, previously an assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, last June to replace James Comey as director.”

“Trump has also tweeted negatively about other senior FBI officials who are allies of Comey, including the former top FBI lawyer James A. Baker who was recently “reassigned” after pressure from Sessions.”

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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said of Wray: “As we’ve said, the president has enormous respect for the thousands of rank and file FBI agents who make up the world’s most professional and talented law enforcement agency. He believes politically-motivated senior leaders including former Director Comey and others he empowered have tainted the agency’s reputation for unbiased pursuit of justice. The president appointed Chris Wray because he is a man of true character and integrity and the right choice to clean up the misconduct at the highest levels of the FBI and give the rank and file confidence in their leadership.”

“As I reported last night, Sessions has adamantly urged Wray to make a “fresh start” with his core team.”

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“Trump and other Republicans have been hammering McCabe — who was selected by the White House as acting director after the Comey firing — for months on Twitter.”

  • “On July 26, Trump tweeted: “Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got…big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!”

“The latest: The NY Times — and others — reported in December that McCabe “is expected to retire after he becomes eligible for his pension [in] early [2018].” But senior Justice officials are still not sure what McCabe plans to do.”

4 comments

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    It would seem strange that the administration would be so adamant against the people that supported Clinton, but extremely quiet when it comes to those agents who worked so hard to destroy the campaign of Mz. Clinton. If they really want a non biased FBI, would it not require that they go after both sides of the coin? The photo of Sessions with tRump looking at him is very telling, you might notice that Sessions no longer is wearing the Make America Great (grate?) again political advertisement on that windy day…

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      You make a lot of sense. There shouldn’t be bias on either side. Way back when, I used to investigate bodily injury cases for an insurance company. I learned that there is nothing short of just looking at the facts and let the facts determine the outcome. I can also say that there were people who looked so nice who were guilty as sin and those who didn’t look so polished who were in the right.

      A professional does not let bias color their investigation. And if it does, if I were the supervisor in a professional organization, the person would be moved elsewhere as in the NYC Clinton Cash FBI. They wanted to investigate more than what had to do with her emails and their request was denied. But I have always wondered if they didn’t have something to do with Director Comey’s 2016 October surprise letter.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. “His role began in February 2016, following his appointment as deputy director and three months after his wife, Jill McCabe, lost her bid for a state Senate seat.” There was no conflict of interest. Hillary does not have the same loyalty issues that trump has. It is unfortunate that he [trump judges everyone by his own lack of standards.

    • Dear Ravenhawks magazine,

      You nailed it. President Trump judges people by his own low standard, how he would behave under similar circumstances. He could never understand the consummate professional doing just doing his job competently.

      Hugs, Gronda

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