President Trump continues pummeling Jeff Sessions, but this time he punches back

Elias Hubbard
May 23, 2020

"Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law", Sessions said to the president.

Sessions fired back at Trump, arguing his recusal was justified and characterizing Trump as having been "damn fortunate" for the recusal. Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do'. Doug Jones (D-AL), who defeated former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in a special election in 2017 to fill Sessions' old seat.

Tuberville and Sessions got the two top spots in the late-March GOP primary, vying to unseat Democratic Sen.

"3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump tweeted, "Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions". He let our Country down.

The Saturday morning tweet followed a sharp Friday night tweet directed at Trump in defense of his decision to recuse himself in 2017 from a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump was reacting to a tweet from Tuberville with a campaign ad that highlighted the president's past criticisms of Sessions and showed the former Auburn University football coach promising to support the White House agenda. "I won't ever run from a fight in the U.S. Senate", Tuberville, a political neophyte, said in a social media statement.

Sessions and Trump have repeatedly sparred since the former attorney general announced the bid for his former seat earlier this year. He was the first senator to endorse Trump in 2016.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the 2018 Opioid Roundtable hosted by the National Sheriffs' Association and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, in Washington on May 3, 2018. I gave my whole year to campaigning for Donald Trump. But because Tuberville did not attract support from an outright majority, he will face Sessions - the No. 2 finisher in March - in the July runoff. Alternately, Sessions accused Tuberville of hiding something after he missed a recent filing deadline for financial disclosures. I know Alabama. Tuberville doesn't, ' Sessions wrote. Trump's endorsement may help the former coach, as Trump won the state in the 2016 presidential election by a margin of over 27 percent.

Still addressing his former master, Sessions said Tuberville was "a coward who is rightly too afraid to debate me".

Trump's message was part of his retweet of a Tuberville message from last Sunday in which Tuberville said Sessions had thrown Trump "to the wolves with the Mueller appointment".

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