The New York Times has just revealed stunning information about the ongoing Russia investigation in an exclusive quoting sources inside the White House.
President Trump personally tried to prevent Attorney Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation early last year. He ordered White House Counsel Don McGahn to talk Sessions out of it, but McGahn failed.
Trump fumed over Sessions recusal, according to various reports since it happened, and constantly harped on the fact that he needed his Attorney General to protect him.
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Sessions’ stepping aside, opened the door for Rod Rosenstein to appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his stead, starting a domino effect that’s still going on today.
The Times also reported that Trump planned to send a letter to former FBI Director James Comey that called the Russia investigation “fabricated and politically motivated,” but that his aides stopped him from doing it.
That seems to corroborate claims revealed in Michael Wolff’s bombshell book “Fire and Fury,” already a bestseller on Amazon ahead of its Friday publication date. Aides inside the Trump White House seem to think their boss is largely incompetent and incapable of making a single good decision.
These revelations only add fuel to the fire under Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. If the end goal is proving obstruction of justice, The Times’ report adds a few more huge breadcrumbs to the trail leading there.
The walls are closing in on Trump, and he’s no doubt feeling the heat with all the leaks coming out from all angles. It’s only a matter of time before one of his own fatal missteps brings his downfall.