Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions

Brad Parscale arrives at Trump Tower in New York on 6 December 2016.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager has called on the president to fire his attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

Brad Parscale, the manager for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, made the statement on Twitter while criticizing the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“Time to fire Sessions End the Mueller investigation,” Parscale wrote. “You can’t obstruct something that was phony against you The IG report gives @realDonaldTrump the truth to end it all.”

The “IG report” refers to a review of the FBI’s actions during the 2016 election that was conducted by the justice department’s inspector general, which acts as an independent watchdog.

The 500-page report, which was released last week, condemned former FBI director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of…

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