James Comey approached Attorney General Jeff Sessions with concerns about Trump

Shortly after President Trump allegedly pressed then-FBI director James Comey to shut down the federal inquiry into national security adviser Michael Flynn in February, Comey went to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to express his uneasiness about the president’s direct contact with him about such matters, according to a person familiar with his actions.

Comey, who was running the FBI’s probe into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the presidential campaign, sought to enlist the attorney general’s help in shielding the agency from such contacts, said the person who is not authorized to comment publicly.

Source: James Comey approached Attorney General Jeff Sessions with concerns about Trump

Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

If he had any decency he would quit:

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have had a series of heated exchanges in the last several weeks after Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe, a source close to Sessions told CNN Tuesday.

A senior administration official said that at one point, Sessions expressed he would be willing to resign if Trump no longer wanted him there.
The frustration comes at a critical juncture for Trump. Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify Thursday about his private discussions with Trump and the Russia investigation has lapped into the White House, with questions about the President’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions.

Four top law firms turned down requests to represent Trump

Who would want to represent someone who incriminates himself every time he opens his mouth?:

Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed White House overtures to represent President Trump in the Russia investigations, in part over concerns that the president would be unwilling to listen to their advice, according to five sources familiar with discussions about the matter.

The unwillingness of some of the country’s most prestigious attorneys and their law firms to represent Trump has complicated the administration’s efforts to mount a coherent defense strategy to deal with probes being conducted by four congressional committees as well as Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

Ex-DOJ official: Trump’s anger over Sessions recusal ‘damning’ evidence of a cover-up

A former Department of Justice official expressed alarm over a “damning report” showing that President Donald Trump was angry at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

Matthew Miller, a former communications director for the Justice Department and spokesman for former attorney general Eric Holder, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Trump’s frustration strongly suggested he wanted Sessions to oversee a cover-up.

“I thought that was a pretty damning report for the president,” Miller said. “Why would the president care if Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation or not unless he wanted him to exert inappropriate influence over it. It shouldn’t really matter who’s leading the investigation unless you want the person in charge to somehow steer it in a way that benefits you.”

Sessions recused himself in March from overseeing the FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia after his secret meetings with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were revealed.

Source: Ex-DOJ official: Trump’s anger over Sessions recusal ‘damning’ evidence of a cover-up

Eugene Robinson: Trump is Out of Control

The statements President Trump issued on Twitter in recent days lead to a chilling conclusion: The man is out of control.

I know that is a radical thing to say about the elected leader of the United States, the most powerful individual in the world. And I know his unorthodox use of social media is thought by some, including the president himself, to be brilliant. But I don’t see political genius in the invective coming from Trump these days. I see an angry man lashing out at enemies real and imagined — a man dangerously overwhelmed.

Source: Trump is out of control – The Washington Post

Michael Moore launches 'Trumpileaks' website for whistleblowers

Michael Moore is starting a new secure website called “Trumpileaks” for whistleblowers to share information from the Trump administration.

The website, which features encrypted messaging apps like Signal and Peerio, offers instructions to leakers for send information digitally or through the mail.

Moore wrote in a letter on the site that it is a “patriotic duty” to leak information coming out of the White House.

Source: Michael Moore launches ‘Trumpileaks’ website for whistleblowers | TheHill

Michael Moore launches ‘Trumpileaks’ website for whistleblowers

Michael Moore is starting a new secure website called “Trumpileaks” for whistleblowers to share information from the Trump administration.

The website, which features encrypted messaging apps like Signal and Peerio, offers instructions to leakers for send information digitally or through the mail.

Moore wrote in a letter on the site that it is a “patriotic duty” to leak information coming out of the White House.

Source: Michael Moore launches ‘Trumpileaks’ website for whistleblowers | TheHill