The president criticized again, this time in an interview with Fox News, his attorney general for having rejected the investigation of ‘Russiagate’. In the past, Sessions had to go out and say that he did not plan to leave his post.
The attorney general, Jeff Sessions , left Thursday to defend himself against the attacks of President Donald Trump . With a statement, Sessions said that “the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”
The president has criticized the Attorney General on numerous occasions, which he himself appointed. The last time this Wednesday, during an interview with Fox News television, where he reproached him for recusing himself in the investigation of ‘Rusiagate’ .
“Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he should not have done, or he should have told me, even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told me he was going to be challenged and then I would not have chosen him,” the president said. .
The note published by the Department of Justice refers to the “president’s agenda,” according to which “it protects the security and rights of Americans, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes.
However, the statement ends by saying that Sessions feels “proud” of the “work we have done successfully applying the laws.”
Sessions has been one of the targets of Trump’s criticism since he announced in March 2017 that he was not going to be in charge and was not going to intervene in the investigation that is trying to see if there was any kind of coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. .
His decision was taken after the scandal generated by two private conversations he had with the Russian ambassador in Washington during the presidential campaign.
Trump’s attacks on Sessions since then have been continuous, both from his Twitter account and in various interviews, which has increased rumors that the president is getting rid of the attorney general.
This same Thursday, the Republican senator showed his fear that Trump will effectively replace Sessions before the November elections.
“It is clear that Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not have the confidence of the president,” said Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who warned of the consequences of Trump’s decision, especially with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, the one elected by Trump to replace Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court.
The first time Trump made negative comments about Sessions was in July 2017, during an interview with The New York Times .
“Sessions should never have recused himself, and if he was going to do it he should have told me before taking the post and I would have chosen someone else,” the president said.
“Jeff Sessions accepts the job, starts working, and refuses, which I frankly think is very unfair to the president, how do you take a job and then reject you?” If he had recused himself before taking the job, he would have said “Thanks Jeff, but I will not take you (under consideration).” It’s extremely unfair – and that’s a soft word – to the president, “he added.
On that occasion, the attorney general was quick to respond, assuring that he would remain in his post.
“We love this job, we love this department, and I plan to keep doing it as long as it’s appropriate,” Sessions told a news conference.
“I have full confidence that we can continue to manage the office in an effective manner,” he added.
A few days later, Trump launched a new attack on Sessions, but for the investigation of Hillary Clinton.
With several messages on Twitter, the president accused him of having taken a “very weak” position in the e-mail inquiry of Hillary Clinton , who used a private e-mail account for her communications as a secretary of state.
In another tweet, Trump recriminated him -without showing proof- that he did not launch an investigation in a supposed case of “sabotage” against his campaign during the elections that “silently” tried to “push (Hillary Clinton)”, a case widely disseminated by the Fox News conservative network.