Jeff Sessions praises Trump. Trump says Sessions doesn't exist

Lester Mason
September 20, 2018

President Trump in an Oval Office interview with Hill.TV launched one of his most ferocious broadsides to date against Jeff Sessions, suggesting the attorney general was essentially AWOL and performing badly on a variety of issues.

In an interview with Hill TV, posted late Tuesday, the president said he is unhappy with the current state of affairs on the US border and "other things", without elaborating.

Mr Sessions was an early supporter of Mr Trump's presidential campaign.

Chicago is not the only city to be impacted by a consent decree, the attorney general said. "I'm not happy at the border, I'm not happy with numerous things, not just this".

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The President's remarks clearly show just how far his relationship with Sessions has fallen.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an event discussing immigration policies on September 10. "A lot of people have asked me to do that".

Sessions defenders argue that any old person can deploy the Justice Department against black and brown citizens, but nobody else can stand up to Trump's repeated demands to shut down the Mueller investigation.

He added that he was "very disappointed" about Mr Sessions' decision to leave the investigation. "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", he continued.

Trump explained, "I'm so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me. And that was a rough time for him". Trump bemoaned, "I have no attorney general".

But he left the Russian Federation investigation - which is also reportedly now looking into whether Mr Trump has attempted to obstruct justice - in 2017, citing a potential conflict of interest, and handed control to his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

"[Sessions] gets in and probably because of the experience 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. Sessions is using the full powers of the Justice Department to ethnically cleanse the country, and he knows how to use the power he's been given.

Sessions fired back, saying in a statement: "I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in". The difference is that Trump actually can fire Sessions, whenever he wants, while Knicks fans have to wait for James Dolan to get Raptured to the Moon by Elon Musk. With that said, however, Trump has yet to fire Mr. Sessions, and up until this point it appeared as if Sessions would nearly certainly stick around until after the November elections.

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