President Trump Voices His Displeasure With Attorney General Sessions

by Garry Watts March 4, 2018, 1:43
President Trump Voices His Displeasure With Attorney General Sessions

He said the department "will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and Constitution".

As far as the possibility of Sessions resigning, Hayes said the attorney general's statement pushing back against Trump is a sign that he feels "pretty secure" in his position and believes he has an obligation to carry out the duties of his office.

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It was the latest of Mr Trump's attacks on Mr Sessions, who continues to faithfully execute Mr Trump's agenda.

Considering how often these two butt heads, it really wouldn't be surprising if Sessions resigned or was sacked from his job in the next few months.

On Tuesday, Sessions announced that the federal government would seek reimbursement from major drug companies and distributors to recoup costs from the opioid epidemic.

While Trump and Sessions' irreconcilable differences have bubbled to the surface periodically since Sessions stepped aside from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation less than a month into his tenure as attorney general last March, a détente of sorts had appeared to set over the past several months.

But that step apparently was not enough to satisfy Mr Trump, who has spent the past year berating the former Alabama senator who was the first member of the Senate to endorse Mr Trump's White House candidacy.

The White House and the Justice Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment on The Washington Post story.

It was the second critical tweet in a week against Sessions, who reportedly submitted his resignation at least once a year ago after Trump insulted him.

The newspaper reported that during that summer period, the president privately discussed firing Sessions or forcing him out. Those discussions are of particular interest to Mueller's investigators, as they seek to determine the president's intentions, according to a person familiar with the probe.

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Sessions has been largely silent in the face of Trump's extraordinary insults, which critics say has strained department morale and made Sessions seem eager to appease his boss at risk of dangerously politicizing the Justice Department.

Sessions proved to be a loyal ally to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, becoming the first USA senator to endorse then-candidate Trump.

Jeff Sessions' role as AG is coming under heavy fire, and has some conservatives taking sides.

Every Cabinet official can be fired by the president at any time for any reason.

Sessions asked the watchdog office to investigate whether agents abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but it has not said publicly that it will.

Trump has repeatedly criticized Sessions for not doing more to investigate former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Sessions was prepared to accept the consequences, but the goal wasn't to pick a fight, the source said - "he's still loyal to the President".

Trump has often criticized Sessions on a variety of fronts, including the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

He added, "He was sending a message that everybody knows what's going on here, and so does special counsel".

Maybe the tweet was just reflexive grandstanding to the base.

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