For the past six months, President Donald Trump has had no qualms about letting all of America know that he is very displeased with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
That displeasure started when Sessions shocked Trump by recusing himself with anything involving Russia.
He has also showed displeasure and disappointment with Sessions on a variety of other subjects, including the lack of official investigations into the reported collusion and other things that Democrats did during the 2016 election season.
In an interview on Wednesday, Trump again showed his frustration with Sessions when he said that he had no Attorney General in addition to saying that he was unhappy with numerous other things connected to Sessions.
“It’s very sad,” Trump told Hill.TV in an interview published Wednesday. “I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this.”
Questioned by reporters later on Wednesday, Trump wouldn’t say if he was considering firing Sessions.
“We are looking at lots of different things,” he said.
The president has long criticized Sessions, an early political supporter who he blames for recusing himself from the FBI investigation into Russian election interference. Sessions stepped aside from the investigation after he failed to disclose during his confirmation hearing meetings he had with the Russian ambassador. The decision eventually led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller…
To be honest, when Trump first talked to Sessions about the Attorney General position, Sessions should have been honest and upfront about Russia, since it was in the media so much.
Sessions’ lack of openness from the onset should have bene enough to stop Trump from nominating him.
Then, when Sessions did recuse himself from anything Russian, Trump should have fired him and replaced him immediately.
Who should Trump have selected? Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who was a real bulldog type prosecutor before entering politics.
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