Trump Has ‘Total’ Confidence in Sessions

By Melanie Arter | March 2, 2017 | 3:06pm EST
Attorney General Jeff Session (AP Photo)

( – President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has “total” confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and he doesn’t think he should recuse himself.

During a tour of the USS Gerald Ford in Newport News, Va., Trump told reporters he “wasn’t aware at all” that Sessions spoke to the Russian ambassador, but he thinks Sessions “probably” testified truthfully to the Senate during his confirmation hearing, according to White House pool reports.

As reported, the Washington Post reported that Sessions – then a U.S. senator who was serving as an adviser to the Trump campaign – spoke twice last year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. At his confirmation hearing, however, Sessions said he “did not have communications with Russia.”

Democrats are calling for Sessions’ resignation.

Sessions told reporters Thursday morning, “Well, I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign." He also said he would recuse himself “whenever it’s appropriate” from an investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election. 

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