The Robert Mueller investigation is slowly tightening its grip on Donald Trump, as his personal attorney Michael Cohen and his chairman Paul Manafort have become felons overnight.
It is being reported that Trump will most likely fire Jeff Sessions to control the Mueller investigation after the November midterms. This will enable Trump to install an Attorney General of his liking, who would then take control of the investigation from Rosenstein and directly control Mueller. Senator Lindsey Graham, a key Republican senator who signaled this revelation had this to say:
The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that’s qualified for the job, and I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice. Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the president.”
Sessions fired back at Trump this afternoon after Trump stated that he “never took control” of the Justice Department.
“I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in, which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the President’s agenda — one that protects the safety and security and rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty.”
Trump has been a frequent basher of Sessions since taking office and often expressed his frustration on public forums. Most of Trump’s ire comes from the fact that Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, allowing it to move forward. Sessions rebuttal comes after Trump lashed out at Sessions in an interview that was aired on Fox News on Thursday evening.
After months of attacks, Sessions finally speaks up against Trump. Trump went on full attack mode, and Sessions may lose his job come November.
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