Trump continues tweet rant against AG Sessions

Elias Hubbard
July 26, 2017

Earlier, Trump referred to the attorney general in a tweet as "beleaguered".

In a post shortly after 6 a.m. EDT, the president also said: "Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - quietly working to boost Clinton".

Mr Trump's use of social media was not new but his rebukes of Mr Sessions, a hero among the anti-establishment fringe of the Republican Party, have been remarkable by any standard.

The president has also been pressuring Sessions on Twitter in recent days.

Also last week, Kinzinger criticized a meeting Donald Trump Jr. and two other Trump campaign officials had with Russian operatives last summer with the stated objective of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton. Aram... It's been months since Sessions recused himself from an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into alleged Russian election meddling, but Trump has ramped up his attacks on his once close campaign aide in the past couple days That's right Semin... "And Trump would lose a great ally and widely respected advocate for the rule of law".

Trump, however, continued with the public embarrassment of his own Attorney General. Sessions and Trump had bonded during the campaign, largely over their hardline views on illegal immigration. That could include Cabinet members or other top Justice Department officials- but only if the attorney general resigned as opposed to being fired, said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck.

Trump's new Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, seemingly confirmed that Trump wants Sessions gone in a radio interview with conservative host Hugh Hewitt.

"I think the attorney general is doing a fine job, and I think he made the right decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter", said Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader.

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Senate minority leader, vowed to fight any such recess appointment.

It has been obvious at least since President Trump fired former FBI Director James B. Comey - a shocking decision that he acknowledged was done with "this Russian Federation thing" in mind - that Trump is being driven to weird and desperate lengths by the FBI investigation into possible ties between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation. And Trump's pick wouldn't need Senate confirmation to step into the role, theoretically allowing the president to select someone amenable to firing Mueller. "I think the president was wrong to go about it the way he's doing it, and I don't think it, frankly, helps him".

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