Sessions weathers yet another Trump Twitter taunt


Forum Staff
Oct 2010
Isn't this a ridiculous headline? Sessions weathers yet another Trump Twitter taunt. Ridiculous. As ridiculous as watching Trump squirm.

Sessions weathers yet another Trump Twitter taunt

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unlikely to go anywhere soon, despite President Donald Trump's public and private dressing-downs.

The former Alabama senator and longtime Trump supporter is still "extraordinarily loyal" to the President, a source close to the attorney general said.

Trump's long-smoldering anger towards Sessions bubbled over once again on Wednesday, laying bare the President's chronic antipathy towards the top law enforcement official. Trump has nursed a sour relationship with Sessions ever since the attorney general recused himself from all investigations into the 2016 campaign, including special counsel Robert Mueller's expanding investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives bent on meddling in the election.

...Trump challenged Sessions on Wednesday to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference.

"Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation?" Trump tweeted. "Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session!" [sic]

The tweet came as no surprise to people close to Trump, who told CNN that the President's rage towards Sessions has never gone away, festering under the surface for the last few months as other issues redirected his ire.

But with the flurry of headlines surrounding the special counsel in recent days -- including Friday's indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for their alleged scheme to meddle in the 2016 election -- Trump's anger towards Sessions reemerged. And the two men barely acknowledged each other when they were in the Oval Office together Tuesday afternoon for an event honoring law enforcement officials.​

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