President Trump slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday morning on Fox News in an interview for being dishonest with the American people in hiding his recusal until after his appointment.
Following the interview, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a statement on defending the corruption plagued by the Department of Justice. (Video Below)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions replied back to the President’s comments Thursday for saying he “never took control of the Justice Department.”
Related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, President Trump said during the interview, “Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department, and it’s a sort of an incredible thing.”
But, Sessions woke up and issued a written statement. (Video Below)
Minutes Ago, Sessions Awakens From His Nap After Pres Trump Blasts The Alarm Bells:
Sessions wrote on Thursday, “I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in, which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the President’s agenda—one that protects the safety and security rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty.”
He went on to say, “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action.”
Fox News reports, the president for months has railed against Sessions over his recusal, but the attorney general has hung on, occasionally pushing back publicly. The president discussed Sessions when asked in the Fox News interview if he would fire his AG and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the midterms. He didn’t rule it out, but said he wanted to stay “uninvolved.” (Video Below)
Sessions recused himself in 2017, due to his involvement with the Trump campaign, per Justice Department regulations.
Rosenstein, his deputy, was then named to oversee the investigation. He appointed Mueller as special counsel.
President Trump quoted legal analyst Gregg Jarrett earlier in August saying, “They were all in on it, clear Hillary Clinton and FRAME Donald Trump for things he didn’t do.” Gregg Jarrett on @foxandfriends If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started! Looking at the wrong people.”
“They were all in on it, clear Hillary Clinton and FRAME Donald Trump for things he didn’t do.” Gregg Jarrett on @foxandfriends If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started! Looking at the wrong people.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
John Roberts of Fox News has the story.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is firing back at President Donald Trump for saying he "never took control" of the Justice Department; @johnrobertsFox has the story. @ShepNewsTeam https://t.co/u2fVkLV4ip pic.twitter.com/XTv4STLCHc
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 23, 2018
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