(NBC News) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Attorney General Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
Session recused himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election over conflict of interest concerns, because he had served as a surrogate for Trump’s campaign.
Trump has repeatedly slammed Mueller’s probe investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including any potential communication with the Trump campaign.