Trump Asked Sessions to Retain Control of Russia Inquiry After His Recusal

Trump Asked Sessions to Retain Control of Russia Inquiry After His Recusal

Trump Asked Sessions to Retain Control of Russia Inquiry After His Recusal

The president's anger at Sessions, who was the first senator to endorse his fledgling presidential campaign and has remained a loyal supporter, comes from the attorney general's move past year to recuse himself from the probe, a move Sessions said was in line with Department of Justice guidelines but Trump believes birthed the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller that is imperiling his presidency.

"There are lots of really good lawyers in the country; he could have picked somebody else", Gowdy said. "He didn't need to in a counterintelligence operation", Chaffetz said, referring to Sessions' decision to step aside in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

"In the long run I think it will be worked out".

Gowdy argued Sessions should have offered these reasons before accepting Trump's offer. In a tweet, Trump again declared he regretted appointing the former Alabama senator to the job in a familiar, but no less stunning, public rebuke of a sitting Cabinet official.

Trump demanded Sessions's resignation after Mueller was appointed in May 2017 because of his decision to recuse himself.

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That "joke" caused ABC to cancel Barr's show in record time, leaving her out of a job before the close of business Tuesday. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted two of Barr's statements about Soros, although not the remark about Jarrett.

Trump, who publicly berated Sessions for his recusal, reportedly believed he needed an ally in charge of the Russian Federation investigation, The Times reported.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee and a longtime Trump supporter, was briefed last week by the Justice Department and FBI following reports that investigators relied on a us government informant in its investigation into Russian election meddling.

Two top Republican allies of President Donald Trump have thrown cold water on his claims that the Obama administration used a spy to infiltrate his 2016 presidential campaign, an unsubstantiated theory he and some conservative allies have dubbed "Spygate". Rush Liumbaugh earlier today pointing out, rightly so, that if the FBI's so anxious about Russia, Russia trying to infiltrate the Trump campaign, they should have warned him'.

Gowdy was asked by host Martha MacCallum what he thinks about Trump's claims after attending a briefing last week with Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.

Trump has not been shy about ripping into his own attorney general for not doing enough to investigate his political foes. "The president would have every right to ask him to unrecuse himself", he added. A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice declined comment.

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