Trump has confidence in Sessions, White House says
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 11:33
On Wednesday Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say whether Trump had confidence in Sessions for the second day in a row, according to a report by Axios. But Sessions isn't the only member of the Trump administration feeling the wrath of the embattled president, as psychologists, television pundits and critics alike ponder the commander-in-chief's temperament.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to recommend and facilitate discussions among exceptional and experienced American military and diplomatic leaders to share insight and advice with Donald Trump, regardless of their political views", said Sessions in a release announcing the appointment.
The President is still reportedly furious with the decision and blames the expansion of the Russian Federation investigation on Sessions' recusal.
On Monday, Trump derided the revised travel ban and criticized his own Justice Department's handling of the controversial case.
Sessions was the first sitting USA senator to endorse Trump and became one of his top advisers on the campaign trail. According to an unconfirmed report, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has threatened to quit his job amid rising tensions between him and the president.
A senior administration official said that at one point, Sessions expressed he would be willing to resign if Trump no longer wanted him there. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment. Still, it's clear more than ever the weight of presidency and new developments in the investigation into his campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian Kremlin are making Trump angry. But considering that he already canned FBI director James Comey and his campaign is under investigation, even Trump likely knows he needs to tread lightly when it comes to the justice department.
He posted four tweets between 6:25 a.m. and 6:44 a.m. Tuesday, blasting the Justice Department for ditching the "original Travel Ban".
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version! Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of Trump's best-seller The Art of the Deal, said the president is in "pure terror" over the growing investigation and will more than likely quit rather than face the prospect of being seen as a failed president.