Trump on Sessions' Future As Attorney General: 'Time Will Tell'

Gwen Vasquez
July 26, 2017

According to reports, Trump is taking consultation about firing Sessions and has spoken with his advisers about it.

After calling Mr Sessions "beleaguered" on Monday, Mr Trump's rapid-fire tweeting resumed at daybreak on Tuesday, with the President was reportedly wondering aloud about Mr Sessions' "VERY weak" position on "Hillary Clinton crimes".

Early Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that he thinks Sessions has taken a "VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes..."

This is not the first time that Trump has taken to Twitter to attack Sessions. It came six days after Trump told The New York Times that he would have never hired Sessions at all if he knew that the AG would recuse himself in the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

"Loyalty is a two-way street", he said.

That same day, the communications director again addressed the friction between Trump and Sessions during a press conference.

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Gingrich said the left has now created an environment where it's "reasonable" for any Russian influence on the Clintons to be investigated.

"Jeff Sessions made the right decision in recusing himself, and I also understand the president's frustration at the decisions and actions that Attorney General Sessions [made] that led him having to recuse himself", Gowdy added. Several of Sessions' allies have asserted that the attorney general has no intention of stepping down.

Politico reported that after Trump was nominated as the Republican candidate for president last summer, Kinzinger publicly announced that he would not vote for him.

Sessions recused himself from all matters related to the Russia probe after admitting meeting Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

Rosenstein has stepped into the spotlight with the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. "It's beyond insane. It's cruel and it's insane and it's stupid". "That's his prerogative. If he has concerns or questions or problems with the attorney general, I'm sure he'll bring them up with him himself". "He is not going to resign".

Asked what he would do in Sessions' place in the face of Trump's public criticism, Gowdy said, "I would not stay if my employer had lost confidence in me".

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