Jeff Sessions found himself in big trouble.
Donald Trump went on TV and blasted Sessions for how he ran the Justice Department.
Sessions fired back at Trump and crossed an unthinkable line.
Donald Trump’s Growing Frustration With Jeff Sessions
Sessions angered Trump by refusing to take action against the Democrats.
He permitted Hillary Clinton and rogue FBI agents to escape jail time.
Trump supporters pointed out they committed clear crimes.
However, Sessions sat on their criminal conduct.
Trump has expressed his anger many times on social media.
The President recently ripped Sessions for allowing the DOJ to go after Paul Manafort.
I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” – make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!
Donald Trump Blasts Jeff Sessions On Fox News
Trump took his criticism of Sessions to a new level this week.
The President again ripped Sessions for not doing his job.
Trump noted Sessions allowed the Mueller probe to grow out of control.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, Trump stated, “You know the only reason I gave him the job? Because I felt loyalty, he was an original supporter.” Trump criticized Sessions saying he “never took control of the Justice Department.”
Mueller dug into areas of Trump’s life outside the scope of alleged Russian collusion.
Now prosecutors are looking into the President for payments made to women during the 2016 election.
After Trump’s interview, Senator Lindsey Graham stated he thinks Trump will soon fire Sessions.
“The President’s entitled to having an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that is qualified for the job and I think there will come a time sooner rather than later where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice. Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the President,” Graham stated.
Other Trump allies expressed this same view.
Jerry Falwell, Jr. hinted Trump could fire Sessions after November.
“By their fruits, ye shall know them” Today, we saw the fruits of @jeffsessions but it is too little too late! The AG sewed the wind but he will reap the whirlwind in November!
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) August 22, 2018
Sessions Responds To President Trump
After the interview aired, Sessions fired back at Trump and claimed he did his job free from political influence.
Statement from the Attorney General pic.twitter.com/eMF0CPXLZZ
— Sarah Isgur Flores (@SarahFloresDOJ) August 23, 2018
Some Trump supporters thought Sessions was asking for Trump to fire him.
Trump did not take the bait.
The President and Sessions met at the White House to talk about a prison reform bill.
Sessions opposed the bill because it let thousands of felons out on the streets.
Trump agreed to put it aside until after the midterm elections.
Even though Trump and Sessions were at odds, Sessions scored a big policy win.
Some Republicans continued to support Sessions.
Texas Senator John Cornyn said Trump should keep Sessions.
“It would be bad for the country, it would be bad for the president, it would be bad for the Department of Justice for him to be forced out under these circumstances,” Cornyn stated.
President Trump and many of his supporters do not agree.
They lost faith in Sessions despite Sessions putting Trump’s immigration agenda into action.
Sessions failure to control the Mueller investigation is a mistake they cannot forgive.
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