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AG Sessions: Trump Criticisms 'Kind of Hurtful'

28 Juillet 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised Trump's campaign and, because of that, recused himself from the investigation in March.

WASHINGTON - President Trump publicly attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, questioning why Mr. Sessions has not fired the acting director of the F.B.I. over his wife's political ties to Hillary Clinton.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein then appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate whether Moscow colluded with members of the Trump campaign.

"This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate", Graham told CNN.

Hours after Trump criticized Sessions in a new tweet, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Lena Epstein of Bloomfield Hills issued a statement urging Sessions to resign.

Instead, Sessions is moving ahead with his duties as attorney general, including routine meetings with administration officials at the White House on Wednesday. Not just for Trump, but any future president.

Later, he again said he was "disappointed" in Sessions and reiterated that had he known Sessions would remove himself from the Russian Federation probe, he would not have hired him. "But I'm very disappointed in Jeff Sessions", he added.

Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump's candidacy for president a year ago.

If the Trump-Sessions drama had its own soundtrack, it'd be from Dunkirk-Hans Zimmer's constant ticking of a clock as time expires.

In an interview with The New York Times last week, Trump said he would never have appointed Sessions had he known he would recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe.

"Well, I think one of the president's virtues is his candor", Pence repeated. The attorney general has recently asked White House aides if he can see Mr Trump to patch things up، reports AP news agency.

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah also voiced support for Sessions on Twitter.

Graham told Fox News he would like to put forth a bill that would create a check on presidential powers any time a special counsel is dismissed.

USA media have said that White House aides have urged Trump to end his nearly daily broadsides against Sessions.

"The president can not draw a red line about what a special prosecutor might do", Graham said.

AG Sessions: Trump Criticisms 'Kind of Hurtful'