Jeff Sessions isn’t making a move in the Michael Cohen case that has poisoned his relationship with Trump — and it could be huge for the president

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Attorney Jeff Sessions reportedly opted against recusing himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen.
It’s a shift from his move to recuse himself from the Russia probe.
Both investigations appear to be in connection to the 2016 presidential campaign, which he offered a blanket recusal from.
Some experts said he made the right call here.

The latest major development out of the ongoing criminal investigation involving President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen is Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly deciding against recusing himself from overseeing the proceedings.

Sessions, of course, earned the ire of Trump for more than a year for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian election interference, which in turn led to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointing special counsel Robert Mueller after Trump fired James Comey, the FBI director at the time. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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