Displeased Trump Calls Out 'Jeff Session' on Twitter

Misspelled name starts trending after Trump post about Obama, Russians
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2018 10:54 AM CST
Trump Picks a Bone With 'Jeff Session' on Twitter
President Trump greets Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Over the weekend President Trump took to Twitter to argue that some of the blame for Russian election meddling lays squarely at the feet of the Obama administration, and it's a thread he picked up on Wednesday. "Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation?" he tweeted, continuing, "Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!" Mashable notes the tweet originally misspelled the attorney general's name as "Session"; a corrected tweet was posted an hour later, but "Jeff Session" was already trending on Twitter. (See some of the spelling jokes that ensued here.)

The tweet suggests the president blames the lack of probe on Sessions, who last year recused himself from any investigations into Russian interference. Politico explains Trump's ramped-up tweeting on the topic comes in the wake of Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals for election-related crimes, which, per Mueller, date back to 2014. As Trump had not announced his candidacy at that point, he proclaimed it was evidence of "no collusion!" CNBC notes it's not the first time Trump has gone after Sessions on Twitter, and points to this July tweet. (More President Trump stories.)

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