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Trump says Sessions safe in job at least until November elections: Bloomberg

 

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hosts a roundtable discussion with foreign liaison officers from the Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Shelley

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald 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 U.S. leader.

 

"I just would love to have him do a great job," Bloomberg quoted Trump as saying. It said the president declined to comment when asked whether he would keep Sessions in office beyond November.

 

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign. After the recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe, which Trump has called a "witch hunt."

 

Asked in the Bloomberg News interview whether he would comply if Mueller issued a subpoena for him to appear for questioning, Trump said, "I'll see what happens."

 

"I view it differently," Bloomberg quoted Trump as saying. "I view it as an illegal investigation" because "great scholars" have said that "there should never have been a special counsel."

 

The president has repeatedly criticized Sessions over the Russia probe and resumed the attacks via Twitter last week, saying the attorney general had never fully exerted control over the Justice Department.

 

Sessions, in a rare rebuttal, responded that he took control of the department the day he became attorney general and would not allow it to be "improperly influenced by political considerations."

 

Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday that Sessions "doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position." He charged that Mueller's probe was "highly conflicted" and that "real corruption goes untouched."

 

Some Republican lawmakers have predicted Trump would replace Sessions, a former U.S. senator, after the Nov. 6 elections.

 

Senator Lindsey Graham, who is close to Trump and a defender of Sessions, said last week he believed Trump would appoint a new attorney general but should wait until the elections, in which Republicans are seeking to maintain control of both the House of Representatives and Senate.

 

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Peter Cooney and Chris Reese)

 
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Not a big fan of "Flip Flopper" Graham whose biggest achievement was being a close friend to John McCain. Now that McCain is gone, Graham has lost his one and only moral compass. I also don't particularly care for Sessions but it does go to show that fellow Republican Senators have no loyalty to each other and will sell the other one out in a heartbeat to appease the "base".

 

Heck, fire Sessions and let the chips fall where they may. At this point, nothing seems to matter anymore anyway. 

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Nothing like "airing your laundry in public". But of course, this has always been the way of President Twit.

As for November, Trump may not even be POTUS by that time, or he may be a very lame one!

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Though I am not a fan of Sessions, this would just represent another firing, in the "musical chairs presidency". Either Tiny Don has a hard time finding real talent, or refuses to hire real talent, and once anyone works for him, he or she quickly realizes what a moron he is, how inconsistent his policy is, and that his policy is often based on the emotions of a teenager, rather than rational thought. tI would be hard to have pride in working for someone like the charlatan.

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Poor little possum boy lol he is desperately trying to get to muller he is terrified of him silently closing in quiet coming closer and closer lol ants someone there to fire muller 

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26 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

Though I am not a fan of Sessions, this would just represent another firing, in the "musical chairs presidency". Either Tiny Don has a hard time finding real talent, or refuses to hire real talent, and once anyone works for him, he or she quickly realizes what a moron he is, how inconsistent his policy is, and that his policy is often based on the emotions of a teenager, rather than rational thought. tI would be hard to have pride in working for someone like the charlatan.

I think you're being unfair to teenagers.

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1 hour ago, alanrchase said:

"Great scholars"? Hannity?

 

Just one I'd guess, and he's no scholar. Dersh.

 

No clue why he's sold out, but then OJ, Claus...he's been icky and gross since I can remember - one assumes he's linked dirt-wise so needs to keep the tRUmp boat afloat. Maybe Putin is paying his retainer?

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