Trump to Sessions: ‘Stop the Rigged Witch Hunt’ as Manafort Trial Starts

Rick Gates Agrees to Testify Against Ex Trump Campaign Chairman Paul ManafortTrump, on Twitter of course, called on AG Sessions to end the special counsel investigation despite the fact that this is exactly why Sessions recused himself from the investigation. Trump’s blunt direction to Mr. Sessions came on the second day of the trial of Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, accused of bank and tax crimes.

The special counsel is also looking into some of Mr. Trump’s tweets about Mr. Sessions and the former F.B.I. Director James B. Comey and whether the messages were intended to obstruct justice.

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