Understanding the Latest in the Mueller Probe

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FEATURING MARCY WHEELER – The Justice Department admitted on Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was recently questioned as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into wrongdoing around Election 2016. Mr. Sessions became the first sitting member of Donald Trump’s cabinet to be questioned. Very soon after being named Attorney General Sessions had said he would recuse himself from any Russia-related investigations.

The questioning of Sessions comes at the same time as a media outlet broke the news that acting FBI Director Christopher Wray had threatened to resign over perceived pressure from the Attorney General to purge the Department.

Mueller has apparently made it known that he will be questioning the president himself about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, confirming suspicions about the President’s actions amounting to obstruction of justice.

Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist specializing in civil liberties, privacy, and the “war on terror.” She blogs at emptywheel.net and her Tweeter is @emptywheel.