US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions fires back at Trump

Hannah Rogers
August 26, 2018

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who said this week that he thinks the president may fire Sessions and appoint a new attorney general, though the senator said he hopes that won't happen until after the November midterms. "The idea that Jeff Sessions might be fired because he's not a political hack is a very, very bad idea".

President Donald Trump is escalating his feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling on him to investigate a litany of grievances he has long held against those investigating his administration and Democrats.

"The Dems are very strong in the Justice Department".

While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.

However, other Republicans told Politico they thought this would be a bad move and said they were standing by the attorney general. Sessions already knows there was no conspiracy, Trump said.

As Robert Mueller, the special counsel, has investigated his actions for more than a year, the president has waged a relentless campaign to diminish the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the eyes of the public. Page has resigned from the bureau.

But George Conway also offered a more hopeful observation, one that was echoed by several constitutional and legal scholars: numerous country's law-enforcement institutions seem to be standing up to Trump's continued abuse - at least for now.

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Charleston, W.Va. Tuesday.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.

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Trump tweeted Friday that is "small potatoes" compared with "what Hillary Clinton did". Prosecutors are calling that sentence handed down to 26-year-old Reality Winner the longest sentence imposed for a federal crime involving leaks to the media.

Earlier he defended himself on Fox against talk of impeachment - "the market would crash. everybody would be very poor" - tried to dissociate himself from Cohen and said anew that he hadn't known in advance about Cohen's hush money payments to silence women alleging sexual relationships with the celebrity businessman.

Trump has frequently criticized Sessions since taking office and often expresses frustration over the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

"What kind of a man is this?"

"Because I felt loyalty, he was an original supporter".

The president has made similar complaints recently.

"I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in", Sessions' statement said, while touting the department's "unprecedented success at effectuating the President's agenda".

"While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations". And two other associates - his accountant and a publisher - reportedly reached immunity deals with prosecutors. Cornyn said. "And I know this is a hard position for him to be in but I think it would be bad for the country, it would be bad for the president, it would be bad for the Department of Justice for him to be forced out under these circumstances".

While the president has stopped short of firing Sessions or halting the inquiries that seem to be drawing nearer to him, his threats to "get involved" have only grown.

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