On Wednesday, President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying he’s disappointed in him for recusing himself in the Russia probe to his handling of the crisis at the border.
The public attacks once again make it clear that the president will likely fire Sessions after the midterms, when it’ll be less politically risky.
On MSNBC Wednesday, Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade pointed out that if Trump appoints a replacement after firing Sessions they’d have seven months before facing confirmation hearings.
In that time, they could do plenty to sabotage the Mueller probe, from shutting it down entirely to subtly undermining the investigation, They could “clip the wings of Robert Mueller” by “not allowing him to take certain investigative steps for example or indict certain individuals,” she noted.
“So I think that is a way to seize control over the Russia investigation.”
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace bluntly stated her fears. “Scary stuff,” she noted.