Trump campaign chief calls for Sessions to be fired, end to Mueller investigation

  • Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign in 2020, called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be fired and the Russia investigation to be brought to a close.
  • Trump and his close allies have been openly critical of the Russia investigation and Sessions recusing himself from overseeing the probe.

Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, called on Tuesday for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be fired and the special counsel's investigation to be brought to a close.

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

Trump and his close allies have been openly critical of the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. They also have been critical of Sessions' decision to recuse himself from overseeing the probe. 

Last week, Trump's outside attorney Rudy Giuliani called for Mueller's investigation to be brought to a close in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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(FILE) - Brad Parscale, Digital Director, Donald J. Trump Presidential Campaign, speaks on the third day of the 7th Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, 08 November 2017. Media reports on 27 February 2018 state that US President Donald J. Trump has chosen Brad Parscale to run his campaign to win the 2020 re-election bid. ( Photo by Pedro Fi�za/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
(FILE) - Brad Parscale, Digital Director, Donald J. Trump Presidential Campaign, speaks on the third day of the 7th Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, 08 November 2017. Media reports on 27 February 2018 state that US President Donald J. Trump has chosen Brad Parscale to run his campaign to win the 2020 re-election bid. ( Photo by Pedro Fi�za/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
(FILE) - Brad Parscale, Digital Director, Donald J. Trump Presidential Campaign, speaks on the third day of the 7th Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, 08 November 2017. Media reports on 27 February 2018 state that US President Donald J. Trump has chosen Brad Parscale to run his campaign to win the 2020 re-election bid. ( Photo by Pedro Fi�za/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Lara Trump (R) and Brad Parscale exit the elevators at Trump Tower on January 3, 2017 in New York. / AFP / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 6: Brad Parscale, President-elect Donald Trump's campaign digital director, arrives at Trump Tower, December 6, 2016 in New York City. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Brad Parscale arrives at Trump Tower on January 3, 2017 in New York. / AFP / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Brad Parscale, digital director for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, speaks at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Trump's incoming administration is poised to reshape the federal workforce, and the effects could last until long after a first or even a second term, according to a former Department of Homeland Security personnel chief. Photographer: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pool via Bloomberg
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 6: Brad Parscale, President-elect Donald Trump's campaign digital director, arrives at Trump Tower, December 6, 2016 in New York City. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump's Digital Director Brad Parscale, arrives at the Trump Tower for meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump, in New York on November 17, 2016. / AFP / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez (Photo credit should read EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: (L to R) Brad Parscale, digital director for the Trump campaign, and Eli Miller, chief operating officer for the Trump campaign, exit Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Trump is in the process of choosing his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president-elect. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Brad Parscale, who was the Trump campaign's digital director, makes his way out of the elevator at Trump Tower in New York, NY on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Brad Parscale, digital director for the Trump campaign, arrives at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Trump is in the process of choosing his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president-elect. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Brad Parscale, digital director for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, speaks at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Trump's incoming administration is poised to reshape the federal workforce, and the effects could last until long after a first or even a second term, according to a former Department of Homeland Security personnel chief. Photographer: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pool via Bloomberg
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Brad Parscale, who was the Trump campaign's digital director, makes his way to the elevator at Trump Tower in New York, NY on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: (L to R) Brad Parscale, digital director for the Trump campaign, and Eli Miller, chief operating officer for the Trump campaign, exit Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Trump is in the process of choosing his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president-elect. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Along with calling for an end to the investigation, Giuliani said that it was the last chance for Sessions to redeem himself.

Parscale also referenced the Justice Department inspector general's report and its findings in an investigation into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email inquiry.

The 568-page report faults James Comey, the FBI director at the time, for several decisions he made surrounding the 2016 presidential election.

It also found that FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page may have wanted to hurt Trump's chance of winning the presidency.

The department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, concluded that while Comey was "insubordinate," his decisions were not biased.

Trump has reportedly wanted to fire Mueller on multiple occassions but has been persuaded by advisers not to do so. He has also been privately and publicly critical of Sessions for his role in the appointment of a special counsel.

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