Trump Calls For Sessions To Put An End To The Russia Investigation

President Donald Trump made his request in a tweet Wednesday morning.
Posted at 1:44 PM, Aug 01, 2018

President Donald Trump is calling for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. 

Here's what he said in a series of tweets Wednesday: "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 has repeatedly called for an end to Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. 

Last year, Sessions recused himself from the investigation after he was criticized for failing to disclose a meeting he had with a Russian ambassador. Mueller was then appointed special counsel. 

The New York Times reported in January that Trump tried to have Mueller fired last summer before White House counsel Don McGahn stopped him. 

Some lawmakers are raising questions about the possibility of Trump obstructing justice.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff brought it up in a tweet Wednesday. He said Trump asking Sessions to end Mueller's probe was "an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight. America must never accept it." 

CNN reports that the Justice Department wouldn't comment on Trump's tweet.  

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.