Jeff Sessions, Job Numbers and Sperm Counts

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 28, 2017

"We need a check and balance here", the SC senator told reporters.

The president has also been criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself earlier this year from the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Two allies of Sessions said Trump's public attacks went beyond a president simply venting his frustration but were part of a deliberate campaign to encourage the attorney general to step down.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn expressed similar sentiments Wednesday, saying that if Trump fired Sessions it could be the end of Senate Republicans' cooperation with the president.

Now, Lindsey Graham is only one Senator, but in this Senate every vote counts, and Trump barely has enough votes to get his agenda through, as we're seeing on health care reform.

Graham, a Senate Judiciary Committee member, stressed that there would be no confirmation hearing for a new attorney general in 2017 and that Trump should respect Sessions as a person who "deserves better". Since then, reports indicate Trump has become angrier at Sessions for his decision.

Corker also issued a warning of sorts to the Trump White House, saying he can not believe the president and his staff would be having serious conversations about removing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. If Sessions stares down the humiliation - as allies say he will - it would make the president look weak. Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who Trump said in the interview "should never have been appointed".

Mr Trump appears to be trying to force the former Alabama senator from office, allowing the president to replace Mr Sessions with someone who has not recused himself from the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in last year's election.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., a frequent tweeter herself, called Trump's actions "bizarre" and a threat to the rule of law. "We can not have that happen", he said.

Sessions' chief of staff has told the White House he has no plans to resign, regardless of his boss's salvo, ABC News reported.

Over the last few days, Trump had gone public in expressing dissatisfaction over Sessions' position on investigations related to Russian interference in the American presidential elections previous year. "No president can do that", he said. Asked whether Sessions would remain in the cabinet, Trump said, "Time will tell".

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