'He Knew He'd Be a Witness': Judge Nap Says Sessions Shouldn't Have Accepted AG Appointment
Judge Andrew Napolitano expressed his aversion to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russia probe last year, after comments by President Trump that Sessions "made a terrible mistake for the country" by doing so.
Trump's remarks come in the wake of an FBI raid on his personal attorney's home, office and hotel room.
Michael Cohen is reportedly under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.
"[Sessions] should never have accepted the appointment because the Russia investigation started in October of 2016," Napolitano said. "He knew he was going to be a witness."
As investigations into the president expand beyond Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, Trump on Monday also expressed his disdain for Sessions' recusal.
"[Sessions] certainly should have let us know if he was going to recuse himself," Trump said. "We would have put a different attorney general in. So he made what I consider to be a very terrible mistake for the country."
Napolitano questioned how much trust the president should have put in Sessions in the first place and labeled Sessions as "too tentative" in his practices.
"The DOJ lacks the stern management and strong will that a strong attorney general should bring," he said.