In a Sunday of rage, Donald Trump slammed his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for allowing the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference to ever take place, writing on Twitter that Sessions “should be ashamed of himself.”
Trump issued a series of tweets attacking the investigation as a “Democrat scam” that is “very bad for our country,” and pushing the unproven theory among some conservatives that Mueller’s team has led witnesses to make false statements.
“People are starting to see and understand what this Witch Hunt is all about,” Trump added. “Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for allowing this total HOAX to get started in the first place!”
Mueller’s investigation has thus far implicated former Trump associates Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Michael Cohen, as well as more than 20 Russians.
Trump forced Sessions to resign last month in a widely anticipated move.
….a persecution of the President.” Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal. Thank you, people are starting to see and understand what this Witch Hunt is all about. Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for allowing this total HOAX to get started in the first place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
Trump had for months publicly criticized Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation, and at one point suggested he only appointed him to the Cabinet post because the former Alabama senator had shown loyalty during the 2016 campaign.
Legal experts view Sessions’s ouster as a threat to the special counsel’s investigation.