President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday afternoon that he was not worried about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and denied that FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign recently.
Q Are you concerned with what the AG told the special counsel?
TRUMP IN OVAL: “No, I’m not at all.”
Q Did you talk with him about it?
TRUMP: “No. I didn’t. But I’m not at all concerned.” pic.twitter.com/LdQKr0DPPV
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 23, 2018
President Trump tells reporters in Oval Office FBI Director Christopher Wray did not threaten to resign, saying “He didn’t at all. He did not even a little bit”.
— Kristen Holmes (@KristenhCNN) January 23, 2018
Sessions sat down with Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election for hours last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The interview likely focused on Sessions’s role in the Trump 2016 campaign and any possible effort by the president to obstruct the FBI investigation.
Trump also denied to reporters that Wray threatened to resign over an alleged pressure campaign from the White House and Sessions to fire deputy director Andrew McCabe. McCabe was deeply involved in the investigation of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.