Trump: Why Isn't 'Beleaguered' Jeff Sessions Investigating Hillary Clinton?

President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) / Getty
July 24, 2017

President Donald Trump wondered why "beleaguered" Jeff Sessions was not looking into Hillary Clinton's "crimes" on Monday in yet another public rebuke of his attorney general.

"So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?" Trump tweeted.

Trump often referred to Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" during their race for the White House in 2016.

Trump also tweeted calls on Sunday for Clinton to be probed over her ties to Russia and her private email server use.

Trump ripped into Sessions over his recusal from the Russia investigation in an interview Wednesday with the New York Times, saying that decision was "very unfair to the president." Trump added that he would never have nominated Sessions to lead the Department of Justice if he knew Sessions would do that.

Sessions responded to the criticism a day later, saying he loved his job and would continue to serve as long as it was "appropriate." The White House stated Thursday that it had "confidence" in Sessions.

Trump's latest tweet came the same morning as his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner released a statement denying any collusion with Russian officials during the campaign. Kushner is meeting Monday with Senate Intelligence Committee staff.