In a first, Trump has blatantly and publicly called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to un-recuse himself to specifically terminate the Mueller investigation. This could amount to perhaps the most blatant instance of obstruction of justice to date.
..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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
Obstruction. Of. Justice. https://t.co/lyBQQY3UdC
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 1, 2018
This week has kicked off a host of legal trouble for the embattled Trump as the trial of his former campaign chair Paul Manafort began in New York. This trial is only one of two faced by Manafort, who has pleaded not guilty in both cases.
The boldness of Trump publicly calling for the investigation to end immediately could indicate growing panic within the administration, which has sunk to new levels of low morale according to reports.