|Attorney General Jeff Sessions|
You could consider this one of those “the mouse that roared” moments.
Beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions finally clapped back at his boss, Donald Trump, today after the Trumpster told Fox News in an interview that Sessions never took “control” of the Justice Department.
Here’s the full statement from Sessions via Mother Jones:
I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in, which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the President’s agenda—one that protects the safety and security and rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty.
While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action. However, no nation has a more talented, more dedicated group of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors than the United States.
I am proud to serve with them and proud of the work we have done in successfully advancing the rule of law.
In related news, Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters today that Trump will likely fire Sessions after the midterm elections.
Graham predicts Trump will “very likely” fire Sessions after midterms https://t.co/iLg577yGC8 pic.twitter.com/rcSGSgjS5S
— The Hill (@thehill) August 23, 2018