The New York Times reports:
By the time Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrived at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for dinner one Saturday evening in March 2017, he had been receiving the presidential silent treatment for two days. Mr. Sessions had flown to Florida because Mr. Trump was refusing to take his calls about a pressing decision on his travel ban.
When they met, Mr. Trump was ready to talk — but not about the travel ban. His grievance was with Mr. Sessions: The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump, who had told aides that he needed a loyalist overseeing the inquiry, berated Mr. Sessions and told him he should reverse his decision, an unusual and potentially inappropriate request.
Mr. Sessions refused. The confrontation, which has not been previously reported, is being investigated by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as are the president’s public and private attacks on Mr. Sessions and efforts to get him to resign. Mr. Trump dwelled on the recusal for months, according to confidants and current and former administration officials who described his behavior toward the attorney general.
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NEW: Jeff Sessions is a key witness in the obstruction probe. Last year, at Mar-A-Lago, Trump asked Sessions to reverse his recusal decision because he wanted a loyalist in charge of the investigation. That encounter is now being investigated by Mueller. https://t.co/tKTKhHGs4R
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 29, 2018
Sessions is a key witness in Mueller’s obstruction investigation, NYT reports.
Mueller is also reportedly investigating Trump’s public and private attacks on Jeff Sessions and efforts to get him to resign. https://t.co/S82CybwIv5
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 30, 2018