AG Sessions Offered To Resign Amid Trump Anger At Recusal

AG Sessions Offered To Resign Amid Trump Anger At Recusal

Sessions' recusal meant that the deputy attorney general would oversee the FBI investigation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign at one point in recent months after his relationship with President Donald Trump grew increasingly tense, according to two people close to the White House.

The president reportedly was angered by Mr. Sessions' decision earlier this year to recuse himself from any Russian Federation investigations.

"I have not had that discussion with him", Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told reporters in the White House briefing room, responding to questions about whether the president had soured on Sessions.

But sources say the frustration runs both ways, prompting the resignation offer from Sessions. A slew of former Sessions aides also serve in top White House positions.

But in March, Sessions made a decision to recuse himself from any investigations into possible Russian involvement in the 2016 elections, after it was disclosed that he had met twice with the Russian ambassador to the US a year ago.

The astonishing new report, which cites two two sources, said Trump repeatedly attacked Sessions over his decision to step back from the Department of Justice probe.

He posted four tweets between 6:25 a.m. and 6:44 a.m. EDT, blasting the Justice Department for ditching the "original Travel Ban".

Before his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, Sessions and Trump had a strong bond.

Sessions was among Trump's earliest and most ardent supporters during the presidential campaign - a loyalty that Trump rewarded by nominating the long-time Alabama senator to be his chief law enforcement officer. In the Senate, Sessions crusaded for a hard-line stance on immigration and continues to speak out about arresting and prosecuting illegal immigrants as he travels across the country.

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