White House Won't Say If Trump Backs Attorney General Sessions

Faith Castro
June 7, 2017

He says, "if I haven't had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it". "I'm just not going to allow on a day and a half after terrorists did it again - whether they're ISIS-inspired or ISIS-directed - they're savage murders, it's an evil slaughter, as the president said last night".

DONALD Trump's attorney general threatened to sensationally QUIT after the firebrand President "lashed out" at him, according to an explosive new report.

The letter said Trump or his aides blocked the accounts @AynRandPaulRyan and @joepabike, belonging to songwriter Holly O'Reilly and professional cyclist and author Joseph M. Papp, respectively.

Any attempt to differentiate between Trump's Twitter feed and the official voice of the White House is a distinction without a difference. The official said they wanted to avoid a repeat of what happened when Kellyanne Conway said Trump had confidence in Flynn only to find out hours later that the national security adviser had been pushed out.

This incredible revelation comes days before former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey - who Trump fired when he requested extra funding into the Russian Federation probe - is due to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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The frustration between Trump and Sessions has gone both ways, with Justice Department officials upset that the President's tweets and comments caused problems for Sessions and Rosenstein in the wake of the Comey firing. Trump accused Sessions' department of devising a "politically correct" version of the ban - as if the president had nothing to do with it. "Even though it's held up in the courts right now, what, if anything, is stopping the administration from using this time to look at this travel ban?".

Following one of his patented tweetstorms, President Donald Trump has reportedly "soured" on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and "blames" him for much of his White House's early woes, The New York Times reported Monday night, citing people close to the president.

The Times, however, reported Tuesday that the president is upset with Sessions over his handling of the travel ban. Soon after that, the president fired Mr. Comey. 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. Which we all know isn't going to happen.

Spicer has gained global celebrity for his often combative interactions with reporters at daily briefings but he has this week been suspiciously absent from them.

Spicer, who fields a lot of questions about the meaning of the President's tweets, was asked if Trump undermines his own agenda-setting when he tweets.

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