Attorney General Jeff Sessions applauds as President Trump speaks an event. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year to reverse his decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: Trump, in March of last year, made the request to Sessions who is a key player in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that is determining whether the president has tried to obstruct justice. Per the Times, the confrontation is being investigated by Mueller's team. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to the Times.

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Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

Post-debate poll finds Biden strong on every major issue

Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.