Popular vote loser Donald Trump has certainly picked a lot of fights with his own Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. On Wednesday, Trump was at it again, tweeting about Sessions, in what at first just seemed like another one of his random Fox and Friends regurgitations or a distraction from a bigger, more negative story.
Here’s the tweet in question: “Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!”
Besides the fact that our president is a professional Twitter troll, now it turns out Trump had a specific reason for targeting Sessions this morning. That reason? Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been digging into determining whether or not Donald Trump broke the law when he publicly attacked Jeff Sessions previously, according to the Washington Post report:
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been investigating a period of time last summer when President Trump seemed determined to drive Attorney General Jeff Sessions from his job, according to people familiar with the matter who said that a key area of interest for the inquiry is whether those efforts were part of a months-long pattern of attempted obstruction of justice.
In recent months, Mueller’s team has questioned witnesses in detail about Trump’s private comments and state of mind in late July and early August of last year, around the time he issued a series of tweets belittling his “beleaguered” attorney general, these people said. The thrust of the questions was to determine whether the president’s goal was to oust Sessions in order to pick a replacement who would exercise control over the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump associates during the 2016 election, these people said.
Why would this be illegal? Trump appeared to be trying to harass Sessions into resigning, so he could replace him with a new Attorney General who might be willing to shut the Mueller investigation down.
We’ve seen it time and time again. Anytime there is a major story about to break, the publication contacts the White House for comment. Therefore, Trump knew about this breaking story for at least 24 hours prior to it breaking.
It’s almost a virtual certainty that Trump’s Twitter meltdown about Jeff Sessions yesterday morning was out of frustration. Trump had learned that his attacks on Sessions just might be getting added to the list of criminal charges he’s likely facing, so he lashed out.
Trump’s moronic tweets are what might ultimately bring him down. Keep tweeting, Donny. Tweet all day, every day. Oh wait, you already do.