Trump Calls On Sessions To End Mueller Investigation

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, in a Wednesday tweet.

“This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further,” Trump tweeted. “Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”

Trump’s tweet is the furthest he has gone both in rebuking his attorney general for recusing himself from any matter involving Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and calling for a direct end to the probe. The president’s tweet comes as Muller’s team is putting Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort on trial for business ties with Ukraine.

The tweet follows the president’s previous citation of lawyer Alan Dershowitz’s analysis that Mueller’s investigation has been biased from the start by staffing itself with lawyers tied to the Democratic Party and Peter Strzok.