'Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador'

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

"So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russian Federation relations?" the president tweeted from his personal Twitter account on Monday morning.

In June, Trump faulted the Justice department, which Session heads, for its defense of the travel ban from predominantly Muslim countries.

The revelation prompted the attorney general to recuse himself from the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Russian interference in the election and any ties between that government and the Trump operation.

Sessions was at the White House Monday for a standing meeting he has at the White House every week.

On Monday, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci declined to tell CNN whether the president wants Sessions to resign. "However, almost six months have passed since attorney general Sessions was confirmed, and despite repeated requests from me and other members, he has still not been invited to testify before the committee of primary jurisdiction". That would leave the president with another attorney general of whom he has been sharply critical in both public and private for his handling of the Russian Federation probe, according to four White House and outside advisers who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Sessions made that decision after it was revealed that he had met with a top Russian diplomat previous year.

The attorney general said last week that he planned to stay in the post.

"Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else", Trump told the New York Times last week. Trump, however, appears to remain intent on forcing Sessions' hand.

His son Donald Trump Jr and former campaign manager Paul Manafort are also scheduled to testify in front of Congress over a meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and alleged financial ties.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the first member of the Senate to back President Donald Trump's campaign back in February 2016, and the president returned the favor by making him the head of the Justice Department.

But it is Trump's comments about his erstwhile friend that have raised eyebrows.

"Especially when Sessions made it obvious he's not gonna resign".

"It's bullshit. Sessions is too good for our juvenile crybaby president", one former senior Sessions aide in the Senate told TheDC.

Mr Trump turned to the interns and said: "They're not supposed to do that".

This ally went on to say that it "seems like a really bad idea to push out this AG", as Sessions is the "one that is implementing his agenda".

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