Trump was furious over Sessions's recusal: report
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President Trump was furious over Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsIntel leaders: Collusion still open part of investigation Republicans jockey for position on immigration Biden to Alabama: No more extremist senators MORE's decision to recuse himself from the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump believes that Sessions's recusal led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to oversee a probe into Russian interference in last year's election, The New York Times reported.
 
Sessions recused himself from the investigation in March. The former senator did not reveal at his confirmation hearing that he met with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign when asked about meetings with Russian officials.
 
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Trump "unleashed his fury at aides in the Oval Office" the day after Sessions announced his recusal, the Times reported, citing four sources.
 
The newspaper noted that Trump a day later tweeted his widely debunked claim that former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE conducted a wiretap of Trump Tower.
 
Trump targeted the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a series of tweets early Monday, saying that the department should have submitted his original version of his travel ban, instead of the version currently being battled in court that only applies to six predominantly Muslim countries, down from seven.
 
Trump signed the current version of the travel ban in March.