President Donald Trump on Friday responded to Jeff Sessions' defiance over the handling of the Justice Department by resuming his remarkable public hammering of the attorney general and suggesting Sessions pursue the White House's political opponents. According to the Washington Times, the president launched into a Twitter tirade, demanding that he "release unredacted documents related to the Russian Federation and Hillary Clinton investigations".
In a later tweet, Trump referenced the case of Reality Winner, a Georgia woman who was sentenced this week to 63 months in prison for leaking a classified report on Russian hacking. "So unfair Jeff, Double Standard", he wrote.
In regard to Sessions, Mr. Trump appeared to be referring to a statement Sessions released on Thursday in which he said he would "not be improperly influenced by political considerations". Trump added in a tweet, come on, Jeff.
Along with Comey and Mueller, Trump referred to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, one-time FBI lawyer Lisa Page and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. But when everybody see's what going on in the Justice Department ... it's a very, very sad day.
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"Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department, and it's a sort of an incredible thing", Trump said. Scaramucci said, "I think what happens if you get on the wrong side of the president he'll light you up on Twitter, light you up to his friends".
In his Tweets, the president chided the attorney general to focus more on investigating what he called "the other side" - such as people Trump considers rivals or threats, like 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who is probing Russian interference in the election.
He said the only reason Sessions was given a job was because of his loyalty to the campaign.
Amid President Trump's escalating frustration with Sessions, Graham told reporters Thursday it's time for a "fresh voice" to lead the Justice Department, Bloomberg reports. "I believe every President has a right to their Cabinet, these are not lifetime appointments". Trump blaming all of this on Sessions' recusal. At one time, feeling sorry for Sessions because of his own attacks, Trump called him the "beleaguered" attorney general.
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"It would be a very, very, very bad idea to fire the attorney general because he's not executing his job as a political hack", Sasse said.
Cohen's comments, under oath, coupled with the conviction of Trump's former campaign chairman on eight financial charges Tuesday, has increased the prospects that Democrats would seek to oust the president should they take the House - where impeachment proceedings must begin - in November's midterm elections.
Trump has spent more than a year publicly and privately venting over Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the federal Russia-collusion investigation because he'd worked on Trump's campaign.
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