Key Senate GOPers Give Trump Cover To Fire Sessions After Midterms

Key Senate GOPers Give Trump Cover To Fire Sessions After Midterms

Key Senate GOPers Give Trump Cover To Fire Sessions After Midterms

Mr. Trump, in an interview with "Fox & Friends" that aired Thursday morning, asked "what kind of a man" Sessions could be to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation after taking the job.

Sessions, a longtime U.S. senator and early supporter of Trump's presidential bid, drew Trump's ire when he recused himself in March 2017 from issues involving the 2016 White House race. That "would create havoc" with Senate efforts to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and with the midterm elections in November, he said.

Mr Trump has been vociferous in his criticism of the Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice sought to characterize the delay as a victory for the attorney general who remains opposed to any overhaul of tough mandatory sentences for drug offenders. Jeff Sessions, never took control of the Justice Department.

The assertion from the attorney general that he has in fact taken control of the Justice Department comes after the President lashed out at Sessions in an interview that aired on Fox News Thursday morning. "Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn't have the confidence of the president".

In an interview with reporters Wednesday, the senator from SC said ultimately it was up to Trump to decide who he wanted for the job and that while he personally likes Sessions, he said Trump deserved an attorney general he had "faith in". Trump, on the other hand, has made it very clear he wants Sessions to step in and fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and Sessions, for all his faults, has refrained from doing so, recognizing the danger of a federal prosecution taking marching orders from the president.

The last time the attorney general fired back at the President was months ago.

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In an interview on "Fox & Friends" on Fox News broadcast Thursday, Trump lambasted Sessions for failing to take the reins in a department that the president characterized as dominated by Democrats and unwilling to prosecute Democratic corruption.

This statement does more than just slam Trump.

"The president went on to say that he only gave Sessions the job because he felt loyalty and because he was an original supporter".

The words came after Justice Department prosecutors won convictions of two former top Trump aides, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, in high-profile cases that raised fresh questions over Trump's behavior before he was elected in November 2016. "However, no nation has a more talented, more dedicated group of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors than the United States", Sessions said in a statement. "He knows there was no collusion", Trump explained.

Yet, he admitted given all that has gone on between Trump and Sessions, it is time for Sessions to leave his post.

Sessions was at the White House briefly on Thursday for a discussion on prison reform.

He called Wray, the current Federal Bureau of Investigation director, "an empty suit" and said Mueller and Comey, both former directors, are "so close [it's like] they came out of the same womb".

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