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Sessions Declines to Recuse Himself From Probe Into Trump Lawyer

  • Attorney general’s recusal from Mueller probe angered Trump
  • Sessions still may step back from some issues involving Cohen
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided against recusing himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, but will consider stepping back from specific questions tied to the probe, according to a person familiar with the matter.

By contrast, Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that’s now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a decision that angered Trump and left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the inquiry.