Fox News host Chris Wallace said on Friday that has only himself to blame for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and any possible ties between his presidential campaign and Moscow.
“The only person the president can blame for that is himself,” Wallace said on “Fox News Friday” amid the president’s ongoing attacks against Attorney General.
“Remember, the recusal of Sessions did not lead to the special counsel. It was the firing of Comey, of James Comey, the FBI director that led to the appointment of the special counsel,” he pointed out.
Sessions, the former Alabama senator who served as a top Trump campaign adviser, recused himself from the Russia investigation in March 2017 after it was revealed he failed to disclose a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 race.
Since then, multiple outlets have reported the president has privately pressured Sessions, whom he has frequently railed against in interviews, to reverse his decision to recuse himself.