President Donald Trump continued his public criticism of his own Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, over Twitter Tuesday morning.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are Emails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!,” Trump tweeted.
“Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – ‘quietly working to boost Clinton.’ So where is the investigation A.G.
@seanhannity,” Trump tweeted earlier in the morning, apparently attributing the quote to Fox News host Sean Hannity.
A former Alabama senator who was one of the earliest supporters of and an important surrogate for the Trump campaign, Sessions recused himself in March, after it was revealed that he had failed to disclose at least two meetings with Russia’s ambassador to the US during the campaign.
The president called Sessions “
beleaguered” in a tweet Monday.
“So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” Trump tweeted.
It was later reported Monday by Axios that Trump is thinking about bringing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on as Attorney General. The Associated Press also reported that Trump has spoken with his advisors about firing Sessions.
In a remarkable admission during an interview with The New York Times last week, Trump said he would not have chosen Sessions to be attorney general had he known Sessions wouldrecuse himself from the ongoing investigation into connections between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump told the Times.
Responding to Trump’s comments last week, Sessions told reporters he planned to remain in his role “as long as that is appropriate.”