Trump Heaps More Criticism on Sessions in Tuesday Tweets

By Susan Jones | July 25, 2017 | 6:34 AM EDT

President Trump congratulates Attorney General Jeff Sessions at his swearing-in ceremony in February 2017. (Screen grab from White House video)

( - The sun was barely up when President Donald Trump started tweeting around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

His target, once again, was Attorney General Jeff Sessions, one of Trump's earliest and staunchest supporters during the campaign. Trump apparently is trying to get Sessions to resign, rather than fire him outright.

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

And minutes before that: "Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - "quietly working to boost Clinton." So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity"

(On his television show Monday night, Fox News's Sean Hannity and his guests discussed the FBI's failure to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal.)


In a third tweet Tuesday morning, Trump wrote: "Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!"

(The campaign money for McCabe's wife came from Clinton crony Gov. Terry McAuliffe.)

On Monday, President Trump described his attorney general as "beleaguered." Addressing a Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia Monday evening, Trump left Sessions -- an Eagle Scout -- off the list of people accompanying him, a fact noted by the national press.

President Trump launched his criticism of Sessions in an interview with The New York Times last week, saying he never would have made him attorney general if he'd known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

The next day, Sessions said he loves his job, he loves the Justice Department, "and I plan to continue" in the job "as long as I think it's appropriate."

Session said: "We in this Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump."

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