First Trump Cabinet Member to Be Interviewed by Mueller
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has interviewed the nation's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The New York Times reports "Sessions was questioned for several hours last week by the special counsel's office as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election and whether the president obstructed justice since taking office, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman."
AG Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week by special counsel Mueller's office as part of investigation into Russia's meddling in election and whether Pres. Trump obstructed justice since taking office, source close to Sessions tells CNN https://t.co/1BjCTaSwfl pic.twitter.com/Zl5ad8Vom8â€” CNN (@CNN) January 23, 2018
Sessions is the highest-ranking official and the first Cabinet member to be interviewed by Mueller to date.
A former Obama Special Counsel at the Dept. of Defense and a founding co-editor-in-chief at Just Security notes Sessions has a problem:
What a bind for Sessions:â€” Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) January 23, 2018
1. If Sessions repeated to Mueller what he recently told Congress, he'd risk perjury. Here's why: https://t.co/uuBjUJScxM
2. If Sessions did not stick to what he told Congress: Mueller likely has jurisdiction to indict Sessions for lying to Congress https://t.co/HcOvcsw2ku
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