Trump points finger at Sessions for Rosenstein controversy

Elias Hubbard
September 24, 2018

He and other Democrats have repeatedly said complaints of bias are misplaced and seem to be an effort to undermine the inquiry into the Trump campaign and Russian Federation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Deputy managing editor of the Times, Matt Purdy released a statement Saturday, saying the paper stands with Mike Schmidt and Adam Goldman who broke the story. Strzok, who helped lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, lost his job after officials discovered he had been exchanging anti-Trump text messages in 2016 with Page, a lawyer, who has also left the department. They tried to destroy this president.

"We believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic", the writer said.

"I know that everyone knows by now that Trump is a narcissist, but we have to stop treating that like it's an unfortunate personality tick and start treating it like what it is: a serious, dangerous, mental illness", he continued.

Trump has repeatedly pressured Rosenstein and Sessions to shut down what he calls an illegal "witch hunt". Some of his staunchest allies seemed to goad him to do it. Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro posted messages on Twitter declaring Rosenstein must swiftly be dismissed. At a rally in Missouri on Friday night, the president said there was a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department that "we're going to get rid of". "If Rosenstein's involved, he should be fired, if he's not involved then leave him alone".

"This story must not be used as a pretext for the corrupt goal of firing Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in order (to) install an official who will allow the president to interfere with the Special Counsel's investigation", Schumer said. Another official said that Rosenstein made the comments about taping Trump in jest.

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