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Trump gave “firm instructions” in March 2016 to WH Counsel Don McGahn👉🏼stop Jeff Sessions from recusing from FBI/DOJ’s #TrumpRussia🇷🇺investigation‼️ 1/

McGahn *carried out* Trump’s orders👉🏼lobbied Sessions to remain in charge of the inquiry.🤨

Meaning: McGahn OBSTRUCTED justice, too‼️ 2/
The @nytimes cited *TWO people with knowledge of the episode* (NOT just the investigation), so this is VERY solid info.🤔 3/

McGahn (obviously) was unsuccessful. Trump “erupted in anger” in front of “numerous” WH officials. Trump said he needed his AG to “protect” him, and said he expected Sessions to safeguard him the way he believed RFK had done for JFK and Eric Holder had for Barack Obama.🙄 4/

Mueller has also “substantiated claims“ in @Comey‘s memos that described DISTURBING interactions with Trump before he was fired in May‼️ 5/
#Mueller🇺🇸now has @Reince Priebus’ HANDWRITTEN NOTES notes👉🏼show that Trump talked to Priebus about how he had PRESSURED @Comey to say publicly that he was not under investigation‼️🤣 6/
Trump’s determination to OBSTRUCT justice and fire Comey even led one WH lawyer to *LIE to Trump* about whether Trump had the authority to fire Comey, in a failed attempt to block him‼️🤨 7/

4 days before Trump fired @Comey, one of Sessions’s aides asked a congressional staff member whether he had *kompromat on Comey* in an apparent effort to undermine Comey‼️

🔥This shows CLEAR INTENT by more people than just Trump to obstruct justice🔥 8/
Mueller is also probing Trump’s false statement that he dictated on Air Force One in July in response to an article on the #RussianLawyer🇷🇺meeting, one of the MULTIPLE lies that he & Jr spun about their meeting on adoptions/#sanctions/Clinton dirt‼️9/…
Wolfe’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” claims Trump’s lawyers believed that Trump’s statement was “an explicit attempt to throw sand into the investigation’s gears,” leading one of his spokesmen to QUIT b/c he believed it was #ObstructionOfJustice‼️
Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, DECLINED TO COMMENT‼️

Note that he did NOT DENY *any* of the allegations in this story‼️😉 11/
Uttam Dhillon (WH lawyer who LIED to Trump) was convinced that if Comey was fired, Trump could be imperiled, b/c DOJ would be *forced* to open an investigation into whether Trump was trying to DERAIL the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺investigation.🤔 12/

🔥2 days after Comey testified to Congress in May, Sessions’ aide asked a Capitol Hill staffer about Comey dirt b/c *Sessions wanted one negative article a day in the media about Comey*, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting‼️🤬 13/

Earlier that day, DAG Rosenstein had pulled aside a McGahn’s deputy after a meeting at DOJ👉🏼told the aide that top WH & DOJ lawyers needed to “discuss Comey’s future.” It is unclear whether this conversation was related to the effort to dig up dirt on Comey (as if!).🤨
When Trump saw a recording of Comey’s testimony, he stewed & discussed firing Comey w/Kush & Stephen Miller. After deciding tod fire Comey, Trump asked Miller to draft a letter he president intended to send Comey.🤔

🔥WH officials said the letter contained no references to #Russia🇷🇺or the #TrumpRussia investigation. Yet according to 2 people who have read it, *the letter’s 1st sentence* said the Russia investigation had been “fabricated & politically motivated.” 16/
🔥After this BOMBSHELL report, we Americans *must DEMAND* that WH Counsel McGahn testify *in PUBLIC* to answer:

“What did the president know, and when did he know it”⁉️

cc @HouseJudiciary @tedlieu @RepJerryNadler @SenBlumenthal @SenFeinstein @HouseJudDems @RepGoodlatte

Apologies: *2017, not 2016. 😉

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