Attorney General Jeff Sessions is said to have offered to resign

Alvin Kelly
June 7, 2017

Reportedly, the tension runs both ways, and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is equally fed up with the president, so much so that he has offered to tender his resignation.

Spicer did not provide a specific answer when asked at Tuesday's press briefing if Trump was concerned that his tweets Monday could be used against him in the ongoing legal battle over the travel ban executive order.

Sessions was the first sitting U.S. senator to endorse Trump and became one of his top advisers on the campaign trail.

ABC/status/872218353393336320Trump has made his displeasure with Sessions public, tweeting his frustration that the attorney general was not more aggressive in defending Donald Trump's travel ban. Sessions announced his recusal shortly after he became attorney general and a day after The Washington Post revealed that he had twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and did not disclose that fact to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his January confirmation hearing. On Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump recently fired, is set to speak publicly about the president's alleged request he drop an investigation into his ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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The news network reports that Trump only found out about the recusal shortly before that fantastic press conference in which Sessions displayed his legal acrobatic skills as he simultaneously avoided admitting any guilt and distanced himself from the probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

When White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked whether the president had confidence in the attorney general, Spicer said: "I have not had that discussion with him".

The Alabama-born lawyer recused himself from the investigation after it emerged he had lied about meeting Russian diplomats during the poisonous election campaign which the Kremlin allegedly tried to disrupt using hackers and online trolls. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of Trump's best-seller The Art of the Deal, said the president is in "pure terror" over the growing investigation and will more than likely quit rather than face the prospect of being seen as a failed president. If I haven't had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about.

ABC News, The Washington Post and The New York Times have also verified this report.

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