"But the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, carried out the president’s orders and lobbied Mr. Sessions to remain in charge of the inquiry, according to two people with knowledge of the episode." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/us/politics/trump-sessions-russia-mcgahn.html?_r=0 …
It's unfortunate that memories are short and the Mueller report omits this detail in the space between these sentences: "In early March, the President told White House Counsel Donald McGahn to stop Sessions from recusing. And after Sessions announced his recusal on March 2..."
As the guy on the other phone line demanding Sessions' recusal, I won't soon forget that McGahn's call to DOJ caught them in a crossfire between the White House and the Office of Government Ethics.
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