Trump was furious over Sessions's recusal: report
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President Trump was furious over Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week 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 ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: report Eighth Franken accuser comes forward as Dems call for resignation 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.