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NYT: Trump asked Sessions to reverse his recusal from Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions applauds as President Trump speaks an event.
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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