DOJ handed over documents to special counsel related to proposed Sessions's resignation: report

DOJ handed over documents to special counsel related to proposed Sessions's resignation: report
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The Department of Justice reportedly handed over documents to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team related to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill’s 12:30 Report — Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify | Kavanaugh denies allegations, says he’s willing to testify | 50 days from the midterms Ken Starr backs Mueller, says president 'must be held accountable' The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE's proposed resignation last year.

ABC News reported that the Justice Department gave the special counsel internal correspondence related to the proposed resignation.

The agency also handed over emails with the White House regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.


The documents were handed over before Mueller's team interviewed Sessions for its investigation into Russian election meddling, according to the network.

Mueller's team was reportedly seeking information related to the firing last year of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey tweets: 'We always emerge stronger from hard times' Trump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe Lisa Page bombshell: FBI couldn’t prove Trump-Russia collusion before Mueller appointment MORE and Sessions's decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe.

According to a report last year, Sessions offered to resign from his post amid rising tensions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE.

The rift stemmed from the attorney general's decision last March to recuse himself from the Russia probe. Sources told The New York Times last year that Sessions offered to resign because he "needed the freedom to do his job," but Trump didn't accept the offer.

Mueller's investigation includes any links between Moscow and Trump's campaign, of which Sessions was a senior adviser.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Russia probe as a witch hunt and has denied collusion between his campaign and Russia.

According to a CNN report Tuesday, lawyers for Trump are arguing that Mueller's team hasn't met the high bar they believe is necessary to interview the president as part of his Russia investigation.

Mueller has provided Trump's lawyers with a number of topics investigators want to discuss with the president, according to CNN, making it clear that he is seeking an interview with Trump.