Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen asked former Special Counsel Robert Mueller about former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
Mueller said it is true that his investigation found that Trump asked Sessions to un-recuse himself at least twice.
Here's the exchange:
Cohen: "Your investigation found at some point after your appointment the President, quote, called Sessions at his home and asked if he would un-recuse himself. Is not not true?"
Mueller: "It's true."
Cohen: "It wasn't the first time the president asked sessions to un-recuse himself, was it?"
Mueller: "I know of two occasions."
Cohen went on to ask Mueller if the attorney general is supposed to act as "the attorney general of the United States of America or a consigliere for the President?"
"The United States of America," Mueller responded.
Here's how Cohen concluded his questioning:
"Regardless of all that, I want to thank you, Director Mueller, for a life of rectitude and service to our country. It's clear from your report and the evidence that the President wanted former Attorney General Sessions to violate the Justice Department ethics rules by taking over your investigation and improperly interfering with it to protect himself and his campaign. Your findings are so important because in America nobody is above the law."