Trump responds to Sessions: Go investigate Dems, critics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic on Wednesday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic on Wednesday

After adding that the DOJ won't be influenced by politics, he said that demands the "highest standards", and will take action if there is something amiss. "However, no nation has a more talented, more dedicated group of law-enforcement investigators and prosecutors than the United States".

Trump has spent more than a year publicly and privately venting over Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the federal Russia-collusion investigation because he'd worked on Trump's campaign.

Trump opened his salvo against Sessions on Thursday, saying Sessions "never took control of the Justice Department".

President Donald Trump drew a sharp rebuttal from his attorney general on Thursday after he gave a scathing assessment of Jeff Sessions as being unable to take control of the Justice Department. Never took control of the Justice Department. "But he is on missile lock as it relates to the sort of things, because, you know, he feels like".

DiGenova said Sessions made a major mistake in accepting the nomination of attorney general in the first place, knowing that he would recuse himself from anything relating to Trump and Russian Federation.

The president did not entirely rule out the possibility of firing Sessions in the Fox & Friends interview.

"When everybody sees what's going on in the Justice Department, I always put "justice" now with quotes", Trump said.

"On a good day he (Sessions) is a wounded puppy", the source said.

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This is not the first time Stone has made public predictions about whether Mueller will hand down an indictment as part of the Trump-Russia investigation.

With only a one vote margin in the Senate, any Republican like Sasse could stand in the way of a replacement for Sessions, who has repeatedly earned the ire of President Trump - basically for not helping to rein in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Strzok, who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in the summer once the texts were brought to his attention, was sacked by the FBI this month.

Graham has provided a sometimes confounding mix of criticism and praise for Trump, who occasionally invites the senator to golf at one of his resorts.

Mr Sessions, an early backer of Mr Trump, defended his performance in a statement on Thursday.

In a later pair of tweets, Trump called attention to a report that a large cache of Hillary Clinton emails, found on a laptop that disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner had used to send lewd pictures to an underage girl, were not properly investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ahead of the 2016 election.

The president and his allies are trying to head off mounting talk of impeachment after he was implicated as a co-conspirator in two campaign finance violations by his former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Graham also said each president has a right to choose their cabinet and make staff changes at any time, as cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the president.

That case was referred to authorities in NY by the special counsel's office.

There are some new signs, however, that support for Sessions may be weakening.

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