Trump was furious over Sessions's recusal: report
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President Trump was furious over Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGraham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Martin, Bobby and the will to change Overnight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' 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 ObamaObama puts out call for service on MLK Day: ‘Make a positive impact on the world’ Trump, Pence visit MLK Memorial Trump offers to limit his border wall to strategic locations 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.