Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions' job is safe until at least November elections

Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions' job is safe until at least November elections

When President Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, we were aghast.

Trump has called the investigation a "witch hunt" and routinely questions why the Justice Department isn't investigating Hillary Clinton.

"I just would love to have him do a great job", Trump told Bloomberg.

The first two Republicans to endorse Mr Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges last month, Duncan Hunter, of California, on charges that included spending campaign funds for personal expenses, and Chris Collins, of NY, on insider trading.

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". Jim Inhofe is pretty sure it's Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"I view it differently", Bloomberg quoted Trump as saying.




Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions on social media over the attorney general's decision a year ago to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Bloomberg said Trump declined to comment when asked if he would keep Sessions past then. "I view it as an illegal investigation" because "great scholars" have said that "there never should have been a special counsel".

Mr Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday Mr Sessions, "doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position".

"I think he should stay exactly where he is", McConnell said. He charged that Mr Mueller's probe was "highly conflicted" and that "real corruption goes untouched".

Some Republicans in Congress who have defended Sessions have made room for the president's intense criticisms.

The comments prompted a pointed response from Sessions, who said in a statement that "While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".

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