Rep.Trey Gowdy, “I don’t think so, I think what the President is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterward. If I were the President and I picked someone to be the country’s....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
....chief law enforcement officer, and they told me later, ‘oh by the way I’m not going to be able to participate in the most important case in the office, I would be frustrated too...and that’s how I read that - Senator Sessions, why didn’t you tell me before I picked you.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
....There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!” And I wish I did!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
Once again, for the light of understanding. Even if Sessions had told Trump before his appointment of the conflict (and Sessions had no obligation to do so, or reason), the investigation would have continued. This is a DOJ investigation, not a Robert Mueller special. Mueller was appointed because Trump fired Comey, not because Sessions recused himself. Had Trump appointed an AG without any conflicts, and that person had tried to shut down this investigation long before Mueller's appointment, a special prosecutor would have again been required, and the stench of mendacity and corruption would be even stronger.
QED. Further affiant sayeth nought. Respectfully submitted. And all that jazz.