Trump Lobbying GOP Senators to Turn Against Sessions

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When President Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, we were aghast.

Asked in the Bloomberg News interview whether he would comply if Mueller issued a subpoena for him to appear for questioning, Trump said, "I'll see what happens".

Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, managed to convince him, once again, that firing Sessions right now would create a political storm he may not be able to withstand. "It's about the investigation, and I think the Mueller investigation ought to go on unimpeded".

Sessions, who served as a senator from Alabama for 20 years, continues to have a strong support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who told reporters Tuesday he has "total confidence in the attorney general".

"What's happening is a disgrace, and at some point ... if it doesn't straighten out properly ..."

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Sessions' original sin in Trump's eyes is that he recused himself from matters connected to the presidential campaign, in which he was a conspicuous cheerleader for Trump - a decision that paved the way for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation Trump incessantly attacks as a "witch hunt".

"I just would love to have him do a great job", Bloomberg quoted Mr Trump as saying.

Two White House aides said "Trump's latest push against Sessions was fueled by last week's conviction of Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and former campaign manager Paul Manafort", AL.com reported. "I view it as an illegal investigation" because "great scholars" have said that "there never should have been a special counsel". Now Graham believes Trump should fire Sessions.

The president has repeatedly criticized Sessions over the Russian Federation probe and resumed the attacks via Twitter last week, saying the attorney general had never fully exerted control over the Justice Department. But on Thursday, the president said that Sessions is safe - at least until the election.

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