Trump says Attorney General Sessions safe in job at least until November

Posted September 03, 2018

Trump said on Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was safe in his job at least until the November congressional elections, Bloomberg News reported after interviewing the US leader.

In an interview with Bloomberg News Thursday, Trump called the Russian Federation investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller illegal and criticized Sessions for not helping to put it to an end.

The President has often criticised Mr Sessions over the Russian Federation probe and resumed the attacks via Twitter last week, saying the Attorney-General had never fully exerted control over the Justice Department. For now. That comes from an interview President Trump gave Bloomberg today in which he declared he would not fire Sessions before the midterm elections.

So it was not just ironic, but absolutely mind-boggling, that only six months later, we found ourselves defending Sessions when Trump hinted he might be fired.

Now it's being reported that the president is personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on his attorney general. But now the attorneys are becoming convinced Mueller will try to make the case regardless of what Trump decides to do with Sessions.

They want the president to hire a new attorney general who'll rein in special counselor Robert Mueller or, better yet, they say, fire him. "It's about the investigation, and I think the Mueller investigation ought to go on unimpeded". Despite his repeated public criticism, Trump has told people he is wary of crossing a line with Mueller by firing Sessions. Wallace added that Trump can only blame himself for Mueller's appointment because the special counsel was named as a result of Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. McCain was a big man, worthy of a big country. I'm not asking for him to be fired.

The façade of unity the Republicans once had backing Sessions is slowly cracking in part because of concrete policy difference between Sessions and key members on Capitol Hill including Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who has spent years working on a criminal justice reform package that Sessions has signaled he has issues with. "This relationship is beyond fix, I specialize in", Graham stated Tuesday.

Even as McCain battled brain cancer, Trump continued to harshly criticize him for a vote against Republican health care legislation. I think that is when, you know, there will be from the progression in this crisis that it will occur, ' he said.