Published: Tue, September 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Trump Attacks Sessions for Filing Charges Against 2 Republican Congressmen

Trump Attacks Sessions for Filing Charges Against 2 Republican Congressmen

President Donald Trump said on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions was safe in his job until November but warned, at a campaign-style rally in IN, that he would "get involved" if the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department didn't "start doing their job".

Thursday he told the outlet, "I do question what Jeff is doing".

Trump's public attacks on Sessions, including as recently as last week, have created considerable speculation about the former Alabama senator's future in the administration and what will happen to the various ongoing investigations of Trump and some of his associates if Sessions is ousted.

At a rally in IN on Thursday night, Trump turned up the rhetoric, threatening to "get involved" in the work of the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation unless the agencies "start doing their job".

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: The problems between the White House and the president and Attorney General Sessions go well beyond the recusal.

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"I just would love to have him do a great job", Bloomberg quoted Mr Trump as saying.

In his interview with Dickerson, Graham said the problems between the president and Sessions "go well beyond" Sessions' recusal from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, and the president "needs a Cabinet he's confident in". "I view it as an illegal investigation". Now Graham believes Trump should fire Sessions.

"I think he should stay exactly where he is", McConnell said.

Trump has raged against Jeff Sessions since his decision to recuse himself from Russia-related matters previous year. Sessions responded: "I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the president's agenda - one that protects the safety and security and rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty". The two Republicans were the first and second members of Congress to endorse candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

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