<> on July 31, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Donald Trump and his political and legal teams are mounting an extraordinary escalation of his attacks against the special counsel’s investigation, an apparent sign of increased worry among his allies that Robert Mueller’s findings could potentially be deeply damaging to the President.

Trump issued his most explicit and public call on Jeff Sessions to shut down the probe on Wednesday, the latest of a series of threats and pressure on the attorney general and the Justice Department that if carried out would move the drama into Nixonian territory.
“This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further,” Trump tweeted. “Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”