A former Trump lawyer is asking for his resignation amid an ongoing federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Robert Bauer, who was a special counsel to the attorney general during the Trump administration, said he is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “immediately terminate any and all duties and responsibilities” of the special counsel investigation.
Bauer, who is now a partner at BakerHostetler LLP in Washington, said his request came in a letter sent to Sessions on Thursday.
“I have made this request to you to terminate any role or responsibility of the Special Counsel and immediately terminate any work and duties related to this investigation, including but not limited to: All duties related the investigation and/or any investigation involving your conduct,” Bauer wrote.
“My request is made on the basis that there is no basis for such an investigation and that I am a non-citizen,” Bauer added.
Budowsky, who served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Trump Justice Department and was a top Trump campaign adviser, declined to comment on Bauer’s letter.
BayerHostetlers attorneys also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sessions has been one of the most prominent Republican leaders in the Senate, having previously served as Trump’s campaign lawyer.