Attorney General Jeff Sessions Questioned by Robert Mueller's Special Counsel

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January 23, 2018Jan 23, 2018

Reports are breaking that attorney general Jeff Sessions was interviewed last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team. Sources close to Sessions claim that the interview lasted for a long time.

In fact, according to the New York Times, the questioning lasted for several hours. This is the very first time that Mueller's team has interviewed members of President Trump's very own Cabinet. 

According to The Hill, Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March, which earned him criticism from President Trump. It was then reported that Trump ordered to the White House to block Sessions from recusing himself, but the attorney general then refused. 

It is likely, reports The Hill, that Mueller questioned Session' decision to fire Trump's former FBI director James Comey. Questions also probably included whether President Trump obstructed justice. Indeed, Sessions has been under severe scrutiny for a statement he made during his confirmation hearing. In this statement, the Hill reports that he Sessions claimed he had no knowledge of communication between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

After criticism erupted after Mueller was appointed in May, Trump again criticized Sessions, causing Sessions to offer to resign. Trump, however, rejected Sessions' offer several days later. 

Two weeks ago, Mueller subpoenaed Trump's former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, to testify before a grand jury. It is expected that Mueller will forgo the grand jury appearance for now and will next interview Bannon in upcoming weeks. 

It has been reported that the questioning occurred last week. 

CNBC reports that Mueller, on top of figuring out whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election, is attempting to see if Trump obstructed justice by interfering with inquiries into Russia's actions. 

Of course, Trump has called the Russia probe a "witch hunt." 

"The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues. There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes. Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. Republicans should finally take control!" Trump tweeted earlier this month. 

Indeed, President Trump has repeatedly called the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller a "witch hunt," claiming that the investigation is launched by political enemies who wish to delegitimize his 2016 victory against rival Hillary Clinton.

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