Early Tuesday, news outlet Axios broke the story that Christopher Wray, the hand-picked FBI Director Donald Trump installed after firing James Comey in the thick of an obstruction effort that he thought might prematurely end any lengthy investigation into his Russian ties, was feeling pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The DOJ head was apparently after Wray to fire the man who briefly held the post before he was confirmed by the Senate, Andrew McCabe.

To his eternal credit, Wray actually threatened to resign his position at the nation’s top law enforcement agency if he were forced to fire McCabe.

That was good news for the investigation, but bad news for Trump and Sessions, who not only were thwarted in their effort to oust McCabe, who is Comey’s chief corroborating witness in the obstruction of justice case — they were revealed to be the source of the effort to get rid of him in the first place.

But their troubles don’t end there.

Director Wray’s revelation that Sessions — and by proxy, Trump himself — were pressuring him to fire a key witness in the Russia investigation is furtherproof of obstruction of justice, possibly even a brand new count for each potential defendant.

And if, as Content News’ Like It Or Not discussed on Tuesday, Robert Mueller’s intent in sitting down with Sessions as the first Trump Cabinet member to be questioned in his investigation is to get him to flip on the boss, then this angle is the perfect “in” to do just that. Certainly, Sessions will not want to be indicted for obstruction himself if Mueller finds that he has improperly violated his recusal to try and force out a key witness.

But possibly the biggest proof of all that Trump’s motive in telling Sessions to tell Wray to fire McCabe (now there’s a mouthful) is obstruction is once again… Trump’s own tweets.

Andrew McCabe is all set to retire in just a few months, when he would leave the FBI with a full pension and a lasting legacy. But back in December, Trump made it clear that he wasn’t happy about that prospect, and that he clearly wanted to punish McCabe for having cooperated with the investigation:

Let’s be clear about this: It is 100 percent obstruction of justice to punish an FBI Director — even a temporary one — for cooperating in a probe. It’s possibly even worse, if you can imagine, than the obstruction that took place when Trump fired Comey to begin with.

It’s like this administration is just handing Robert Mueller all of the evidence he needs on a silver platter.

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