Jeff Sessions failed Donald Trump in the worst way possible
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drawn the wrath of President Trump.
Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.
But one bombshell report reveals just how Sessions failed Trump in the worst way possible.
Sessions not only recused himself – and did not alert Trump that this was a possibility before he was selected to be Attorney General – the Attorney General has refused to reconsider the decision.
Trump asked Sessions on multiple occasions if this was possible and even told Sessions he would be a “hero” to conservatives if he chose that course of action.
“The details: Two sources familiar with the conversations told me the president never, to their knowledge, ordered Sessions to cancel his recusal from the Russia investigation. Instead, he asked Sessions whether he’d “thought about” un-recusing himself.
• Trump told Sessions he’d be a “hero” to conservatives if he did the “right thing” and took back control over the Russia investigation, according to two sources with knowledge of their conversations.
• Trump also told Sessions he’d be a hero if he investigated Hillary Clinton, according to one of the sources.
Trump also repeated the “hero” line separately to aides and privately mused about whether it would be possible to limit the scope of the Mueller investigation to avoid his business affairs.”
Axios is careful to report that Trump actually never pressured Sessions to recuse himself.
So there was never any hint of obstruction of justice.
But Sessions has exhausted all of his good will with the President and his supporters.
Sessions allowed the Russia investigation to spiral out of control because he could not stand up to a media firestorm demanding he recuse himself after a questionable allegation of failing to disclose his contacts with the Russian ambassador.