Trump: Sessions 'Very Weak' on Investigating Clinton and Intelligence Leakers


President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) / Getty
July 25, 2017

President Donald Trump again ripped Attorney General Jeff Sessions via his Twitter feed Tuesday morning, writing that Sessions had taken a "very weak" position on "Hillary Clinton crimes" and intelligence leakers.

"Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - 'quietly working to boost Clinton.' So where is the investigation A.G.," Trump wrote, tagging Fox News host Sean Hannity in the tweet.

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

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump and his top advisers are mulling over firing Sessions. One report emerged that Trump was considering former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a replacement, although Giuliani denied it and defended Sessions' decision to recuse himself.

Sessions became one of Trump's earliest prominent Republican supporters during the 2016 campaign, but the relationship between the two men has rapidly deteriorated since Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe.

Trump told the New York Times last week he would not have nominated Sessions to lead the Department of Justice if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Sessions said the next day he loved his job and would remain in it as long as it was appropriate.

Trump then wondered Monday why "beleaguered" Sessions was not looking into Clinton's crimes and ties to Russia. In a speech Monday evening to a national Boy Scouts event in West Virginia, Trump said he could use a little more "loyalty," although he did not mention his attorney general specifically.

"As the scout law says, a scout is trustworthy, loyal," Trump said. "We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that."

Trump added later on Twitter that it was a big day for health care and praised "hero" Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) for returning to the Senate to vote on a potential repeal of Obamacare. He urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" and deliver on their promise.

Trump also had praise for his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is speaking this week with congressional investigators about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Kushner delivered a rare public statement on Monday to the press that he did not collude with Russia.

UPDATED 7:17 A.M.: This article was updated with additional tweets from Trump.