JULY 21, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ standing could not be more precarious. On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump laid bare the frustrations he’s had over Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from an investigation into Trump’s potential ties to Russia, sparking chatter that the AG’s tenure could soon end.
But amidst that talk, some Sessions allies want him to make a bold play in the opposite direction.
“I think he should reevaluate his recusals,” Tom Fitton, who heads Judicial Watch—the conservative watchdog group that played a key role in forcing the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails—told The Daily Beast. “If Mueller is doing everything he’s being reported as doing, that’s beyond what anyone signed up for in terms of the scope of Sessions’ recusal.”