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‘Where’s my Roy Cohn?’ Furious Trump ordered lawyer to make Sessions ‘protect’ him from Russia probe

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President Donald Trump pulled out all the stops last year when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from anything dealing with the Russia investigation.

A report from the New York Times cited two sources that revealed the president told his lawyers they had to stop Sessions from recusing himself. In wake of the announcement from Sessions, the president was reportedly irate and considering ways he could get rid of Sessions.

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White House counsel Don McGahn took over the responsibility and talked to Sessions about staying involved in the investigation. It didn’t work. White House aides confirmed that Trump blew up at McGhan, saying, that “he needed his attorney general to protect him.”

Trump then demanded, “Where’s my Roy Cohn?” His personal lawyer and notorious “Trump fixer,” who also has a history as a red-baiting lawyer who worked for Sen. Joe McCarthy in the 1950s.

Mueller’s investigators did know about the White House incident and the “lobbying” of Sessions.

The report also revealed that just four days prior to former FBI Director James Comey being fired, one of Sessions’ aides asked a congressional staffer whether there was damaging information about Comey that existed. It was assumed that this request was in efforts to find evidence that could undermine Comey.

It is unknown whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators are privy to the White House request of the congressional aides. However, they certainly are now.

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Mueller has received handwritten notes from former chief of staff Reince Priebus that showed Trump had called Comey to urge the former director to say publicly that the FBI wasn’t investigating him. The fear over Trump’s determination to fire Comey prompted one White House lawyer to lie to the president to try to prevent the firing.

Veteran Justice Department lawyer Uttam Dhillon assigned a staffer to look into whether Comey could be fired and the lawyer determined the FBI was the same as any other staffer in the government. Dhillon reportedly told Trump that a reason would be needed


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