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The morning tweet: President Trump calls on Jeff Sessions to end Mueller probe




U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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President Trump took to Twitter this morning to call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling of the 2016 election this morning.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">..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. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1024646945640525826?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Sessions recused himself from involvement in the Russia investigation. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as Special Counsel. The President continues to call the investigation a witch hunt. How are Republicans responding? We’ll find out, right after the news.

President Trump’s tweet came as the Paul Manafort trial enters its second day in Virginia. Manafort, who is facing charges on tax and bank fraud, is the first person to be tried as part of the Mueller probe. 

Guest:

Kyle Cheney, congressional reporter for POLITICO; he tweets @kylecheney