Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 7, 2017

Top White House spokesman Sean Spicer won't say whether the president has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

But The New York Times, which first reported the request to Sessions, said it came after Trump had asked Comey in February to end an investigation into Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

The rift stems from Sessions's decision in March to recuse himself from the probe of possible ties between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, a decision Trump was unaware of until minutes before it occurred.

Spicer said nothing to defend Sessions or his relationship with the President.

"Right, and I think the same people who are critiquing his use of it now, critiqued it during the election, and it turned out pretty well for him then", Spicer said.

Comey is scheduled to speak publicly for the first time since he was sacked and since several news outlets reported that his memos showed that Trump sought to persuade him to drop his probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey's scheduled testimony".

"I don't think the President cares what you call it, whether you call it a ban, whether you call it a restriction", Sanders said.

The Times article had cited tweets from the president in which he attacked the Justice Department over its management of the administration's "travel ban".

He posted four tweets between 6:25 a.m. and 6:44 a.m. EDT, blasting the Justice Department for ditching the "original Travel Ban".

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