Jeff Sessions On Mueller Report: 'It's Time to Accept Results And Move On'
Former Attorney General called the probe 'complete and thorough'
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has weighed in on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report saying that it is “about time to accept the results."
As Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton desperately scramble for any meat on the bone of the Mueller report, Sessions discarded any possible impeachment opportunities urging them to “get on with the business of America.”
Although Sessions did not discuss the 400-plus page Mueller report in discussion with Amherst College’s Republican Club, he did, however, called the probe “complete and thorough."
“I have the greatest confidence in the integrity of the system. The process that was initiated was carried forth vigorously and with integrity,” Sessions said.
“I think it deserves respect and I think it is about time to accept the results and let’s get on with the business of America.”
Sessions resigned as US Attorney General in November 2018 and was later replaced by Attorney General William Barr.
Sessions recused himself from the Mueller investigation last year, causing friction with president Donald Trump.
But Session stated he did not initially intend to recuse himself but had a change of heart following a discussion with White House ethics officials, MassLive reported.
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“It is not appropriate to investigate a campaign that you are part of,” he said.
Trump allegedly told Sessions following Mueller’s appointment in 2017, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f**d."
“Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years, and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me,” he added, according to notes from Jody Hunt.
After Mueller's appointment, Sessions reportedly carried a resignation letter every time he visited the White House.
Deputy communications director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, Bryan Lanza told the WSJ following the Mueller report and plans for the Democrats, “You better believe we’re going to bludgeon them.”
Former Clinton advisor Mark Penn warned Monday that Democrats must accept Mueller's report exonerates President Donald Trump and move on.