If you missed it, Wednesday began just as any normal day would have — with a Twitter rant from our beloved Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump. Only this time, he was publicly attacking his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
And this isn’t the first time he’s done so. In fact, later in the day, the media began reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump committed obstruction of justice with some of his previous public attacks on Sessions.
Per the Washington Post, 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.
And to top it off, Wednesday suspiciously ended with Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Solicitor General Noel Francis going out for dinner, reports Axios:
If Donald Trump finally follows through on his rage and fires Jeff Sessions, the image with this story will be printed in history books.
However, according to a source close to Sessions, the dinner was planned some time ago and was “in no way planned as pushback or an act of solidarity against the president.”
Hmmm. I wonder what they were really discussing at this dinner. Is there really nothing to see here, or is it possible Sessions is Mueller’s star witness on the Trump-Russia investigation? Has he secretly cut a plea deal? I suppose we’ll have to wait and see.