Trump Twitter Rant: I Wish I’d Never Hired Jeff Sessions

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Another day, another Twitter rant from Donald Trump.

On today’s menu: the Trumpster returns to an old favorite – “I wish I’d never hired Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.”

Ah yes, it’s an oldie but goodie.

Trump spun off several missives about Sessions’ recusal in the Russian interference investigation quoting outgoing Congressman Trey Gowdy:

“I don’t think so, I think what the President is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterward. If I were the President and I picked someone to be the country’s chief law enforcement officer, and they told me later, ‘oh by the way I’m not going to be able to participate in the most important case in the office, I would be frustrated too and that’s how I read that – Senator Sessions, why didn’t you tell me before I picked you……There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!” And I wish I did!

This is all probably related to a new report in The New York Times that shows Sessions traveled to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in March of 2017 thinking he was going to discuss his boss’ proposed travel ban.

Instead, Trump reportedly asked Sessions to reverse his decision to recuse himself on the Russian investigation so that the president would have a “loyalist” in the mix. Sessions declined.

By the way, Trump might be quoting Rep. Trey Gowdy here, but he’s ignoring Gowdy’s support for the FBI’s use of an informant in the ongoing Russian probe.

From The Washington Post:

Outgoing Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the House Oversight Committee Chairman and Trump supporter, said in an interview on Fox that the FBI was justified in using a secret informant to assist in the Russia investigation. Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, attended a classified Justice Department briefing last week over the FBI’s use of the confidential source, identified as Stefan A. Halper.

“President Trump himself in the Comey memos said if anyone connected with my campaign was working with Russia, I want you to investigate it, and it sounds to me like that is exactly what the FBI did,” Gowdy told host Martha MacCallum. “I think when the president finds out what happened, he is going to be not just fine, he is going to be glad that we have an FBI that took seriously what they heard.”

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