Tensions continue between President Trump and Attorney General Sessions
Reporting by Kevin Corke
Even as he left the White House today, questions about the future tenure of the embattled attorney general remained unanswered.
But one thing is clear--President Trump is displeased with the job performance of his attorney general and continued to hammer Jeff Sessions again today on Twitter.
“Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!”
Some have wondered why President Trump continues to attack the very first senator to back him during the campaign, with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) telling FOX News Channel he believes the president is “trying to get Sessions to quit” and that he hopes that doesn’t happen. Graham also added “if the president wants to fire him, fire him.”
Sessions has been leading a Justice Department that is looking into the possibility of Russia meddling in the 2016 election. Sessions has recused himself specifically from the probe—a decision that has angered President Trump.
White House aides say the president wants Attorney General Sessions to simply do his job, with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling reporters this afternoon the president wants to focus on things like immigration, leaks, and a number of other issues.
Fox News has also learned that Attorney General Sessions will soon announce several criminal leak investigations, which a source claims, has “been in the works for some time.”