With Latest in 'Long Line of Obstructive Acts,' Trump Calls on Sessions to End Mueller Probe 'Right Now'

Watchdog groups and government ethics experts on Wednesday called President Donald Trump’s latest tweeted attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation —in which he flat-out stated, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now”—possibly new evidence that Trump has obstructed justice and a declaration that could potentially be used against the president in the ongoing probe.

After suggesting that anti-Trump text messages sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok provide evidence that the entire investigation was biased against the president, Trump demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions shut down the probe.

The president’s demand came on the second day of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s trial for charges of money laundering and tax fraud related to work he did for pro-Russia Ukrainian politicians.

In September, another trial is scheduled to begin regarding the nature of Manafort’s work in Ukraine.

Manafort—who the president announced was being treated worse than notorious mobster Al Capone—”worked for me for a very short time,” Trump wrote in a subsequent tweet.