If right-wing attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller fail to defang the Russia investigation, said Politico reporter Rachael Bade on Sunday, Trump-supporting officials and media figures will go after Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions.
“I was just talking to someone the other day — this is Friday,” Bade said. “This is someone who is very close with [Congressional Republican] leadership, who was one of those people who said, ‘We need to leave Bob Mueller alone. We can’t touch this investigation.'”
“This Republican was telling me, ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next few weeks we see people going after Sessions,’ actually, because maybe they feel they can’t go after Robert Mueller right now because it will look very political — like they were trying to get rid of the Russia probe,” said Bade.
Sessions has fallen in and out of favor with President Donald Trump. He was an early supporter of Trump’s campaign for president and has been an ever-faithful aide. However, Trump is reportedly furious with Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation after admitting to the FBI that he met with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak and lied about it during his confirmation.
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