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Why did POTUS Trump publicly call on AG Sessions to ‘end’ Mueller probe? We have some theories

(National SentinelCall to Action: On Wednesday POTUS Donald Trump did something that seemingly came out of nowhere: He took to Twitter to publicly call for his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to end the “witch hunt” investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

In a series of tweets, Trump lambasted his AG — nothing new there — while outlining his ‘case’ for ending the probe.

“FBI Agent Peter Strzok (on the Mueller team) should have recused himself on day one. He was out to STOP THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP. He needed an insurance policy. Those are illegal, improper goals, trying to influence the Election. He should never, ever been allowed to……..

“…..remain in the FBI while he himself was being investigated. This is a real issue. It won’t go into a Mueller Report because Mueller is going to protect these guys. Mueller has an interest in creating the illusion of objectivity around his investigation.” ALAN DERSHOWITZ….”

“..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!” the president wrote.



POTUS sent out several more tweets pointing out various facts — that former campaign manager Paul Manafort only worked for him for a short time; that Hillary Clinton’s campaign should be investigated for “Russian collusion” and conspiracy since it was responsible for commissioning and financing the bogus “Russia dossier” gathered from Russian sources, etc.

So why did the president chose today to make these allegations and to publicly call on Jeff Sessions to shut down the Mueller probe when POTUS himself can do it?

In fact, the president has the authority right now to pick up his phone and order Sessions and/or Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to release every single redacted, classified document related to this witch hunt of a probe that includes Spygate and the purposely tanked Hillary email investigation.

Why doesn’t he?



We have some theories.

Why should POTUS order it? Surely the president knows that if he personally orders documents released or Mueller to shut down the probe (Mueller works for the Justice Department so ultimately that makes him an Executive Branch employee — the head of the Executive Branch is the president) that will give his political enemies plenty of ammo to allege “obstruction” which is a crime if proven and would become a political albatross around his neck heading into the 2018 midterms.

The president isn’t about to hand Mueller and the Deep State that kind of victory, legal or implied.

So why not just pick up the phone and order Sessions to do his bidding rather than tweet it publicly? Obviously, the president wanted to be very public about his demand; the question is, why?

It’s no secret that POTUS has been disappointed with Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from everything Russia. He’s tweeted about it often. Calling out Sessions in public puts the focus (and pressure) on the AG; it could be the president is attempting to goad Sessions into reversing his recusal while sending the message that his job is at stake if he doesn’t act.

Eye on November. Nothing fires up POTUS’ base like taking swipes at Mueller (and, in many cases, AG Sessions). Part of the president’s strategy could be to fire up his base ahead of the November midterms — make it a referendum not on Republicans per se but on him by portraying himself under an unfair “witch hunt” attack that seeks to undo the 2016 election results (which is, of course, accurate).

Put Mueller on the defensive. As Mueller goes to trial against Manafort, Trump’s very public pressure could be seen as attempting to discredit Mueller and his entire probe by putting them on the defensive for a change. Manafort’s been charged alright, but the burden of proof is still on Mueller. Plus, the special counsel is now rumored to be pursuing “conspiracy” charges against Trump or, perhaps, his son, Donald Trump Jr., over that short June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Discredit the probe. Trump’s tweetstorm this morning, along with Rudy Giuliani’s near-constant presence on cable news, are efforts to discredit not just the probe but Muller himself. Whether charges are forthcoming from Mueller or not, the White House knows that some sort of report containing vague allegations, at a minimum, will eventually be released by the special counsel. Trump and Giuliani are trying to get ahead of it now before it comes out; to get the ‘fake’ ‘witch hunt’ ‘hoax’ narrative well-established before Mueller releases his first page.




Rudy G. is a lawyer but his role in being a member of the Trump legal team has become more and more obvious in recent weeks: He’s the attack dog, the discrediter-in-chief, the heavy hitter throwing punches at Mueller and his prosecutors to undermine him and the investigation. Others see the same thing.

There are lots of moving parts linked to POTUS Trump’s public call this morning for Sessions to act “right now” to end the Mueller investigation.


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3 Comments on Why did POTUS Trump publicly call on AG Sessions to ‘end’ Mueller probe? We have some theories

  1. Flowerplough // August 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm // Reply

    Why? Because he’s, despite his trophy wife and riches, an incredible idiot whose mouth and/or twittifingers are usually much more active than his brain?

    • V.Lombardi // August 2, 2018 at 5:44 am // Reply

      In your impudence, you lack basic knowledge and the ability to analyze. That’s why your provide no useful information in your posts.

      Hillary sold uranium to Russia. Mueller was involved. Hillary got $145,000,000. It’s on paper.

  2. V.Lombardi // August 2, 2018 at 5:45 am // Reply

    Too bad that there are so few people in DC with enough courage and credibility to attack Mueller and Sessions.

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