“I don’t have an Attorney General” -President Trump
President Trump slammed Jeff Sessions in one of his most hard hitting criticisms yet on Tuesday in an Oval Office interview.
“I don’t have an Attorney General. It’s sad,” Trump said in an interview with The Hill.
Via The Hill:
“I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this,” he said.
Trump suggested he had a personal blind spot when it came to nominating Sessions as the nation’s top law enforcement officer.
“I’m so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me. He was the first senator that endorsed me. And he wanted to be attorney general, and I didn’t see it,” he said.
“And then he went through the nominating process and he did very poorly. I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him.”
“He gets in and probably because of the experience that he had going through the nominating when somebody asked him the first question about Hillary Clinton or something he said ‘I recuse myself, I recuse myself,’” Trump said.
“And now it turned out he didn’t have to recuse himself. Actually, the FBI reported shortly thereafter any reason for him to recuse himself. And it’s very sad what happened.”
The President has become increasingly vocal about his contempt for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and all matters relating to Hillary Clinton the first day on the job–even worse, he cited the wrong law.
Thanks to Sessions’ weakness, Rod Rosenstein took the lead role in the Justice Department and appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to hunt down everyone in Trump’s inner circle.
Last month Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) both backed President Trump and said he deserves an Attorney General he has faith in.
The top key GOP Senators said they will both back President Trump if he fires AG Sessions after the 2018 midterm elections.
It is impossible for President Trump to drain the swamp without an Attorney General. Sessions has to go.