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Donald Trump Continues Public Humiliation Of Jeff Sessions

27/07/2017 12:07 AM AEST | Updated 28/07/2017 12:05 AM AEST
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a news conference to announce an 'international cybercrime enforcement action' at the Department of Justice July 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said Wednesday in an interview with the New York Times that he never would have appointed Sessions had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 'Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,' Trump said. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump for the third morning in a row began his day on by criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump questioned Sessions’ decision to keep on acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.  Trump questioned McCabe’s ties to associates of 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and erroneously said McCabe’s wife received a campaign donation from Clinton.

Trump on Monday referred to Sessions as “beleaguered” and on Tuesday attacked him for not investigating former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Last week, he told The New York Times that he would have chosen someone else for the position had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the FBI’s investigation into Russian election meddling. 

Sessions stepped away from the probe in March following revelations that he met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak multiple times last year. 

Trump’s comments have increased speculation that Sessions’ time as attorney general is almost up. Pressed by reporters on Tuesday, the president declined to say whether or not he was going to fire Sessions, but hinted that it was a possibility.

“We will see what happens,” he said at a press conference. “Time will tell. Time will tell.”

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told radio host Hugh Hewitt that Trump “probably” wanted Sessions out.

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