President Donald Trump launched another attack against Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an interview with Hill.TV:
I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad. I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this.
Trump suggested he nominated Sessions, not because Sessions was qualified, but because Sessions endorsed Trump:
I’m so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me. He was the first senator that endorsed me. And he wanted to be attorney general, and I didn’t see it.
And then he went through the nominating process and he did very poorly.
I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers.
Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him.
As he has many times before, Trump whined about Sessions recusing himself from the Russia-Trump campaign investigation (because Sessions worked with the Trump campaign):
He gets in and probably because of the experience that he had going through the nominating when somebody asked him the first question about Hillary Clinton or something he said “I recuse myself, I recuse myself.”
And now it turned out he didn’t have to recuse himself. Actually, the FBI reported shortly thereafter any reason for him to recuse himself. And it’s very sad what happened.
Trump said a “lot of people” (whom he failed to name) have told him to fire Sessions:
We’ll see what happens. A lot of people have asked me to do that. And I guess I study history, and I say I just want to leave things alone, but it was very unfair what he did.
And my worst enemies, I mean, people that, you know, are on the other side of me in a lot of ways, including politically, have said that was a very unfair thing he did.
We’ll see how it goes with Jeff. I’m very disappointed in Jeff. Very disappointed.
(Source: The Hill)