Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Michele Moreno
June 7, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently offered to resign as his relationship with President Donald Trump has grown increasingly tense, ABC News reported late Tuesday.

Trump is still angry, says the report, about Sessions' decision to recuse himself from investigations into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Sessions' recusal meant that the deputy attorney general would oversee the FBI investigation.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday declined to say whether President Donald Trump has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School who has frequently defended Trump on cable news, said the president was clearly voicing frustration with Sessions. Not one person. Never before have we had a direct line into how a president thinks like we do for Trump.

Asked by reporters Tuesday whether he has any message for Mr. Comey, the president said, "I wish him good luck".

CNN has previously reported that Trump was frustrated with Sessions' decision to recuse himself. Sessions' recusal paved the way for the appointment of a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to helm the investigation. I understand it's a very narrow road I'm talking about.

I spoke to Neiss about his new bot and its message.

"Trump doesn't follow the traditional rules of politics that when it gets hot, you have to do something to take the heat down", this person said.

"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original travel ban, not the watered-down, politically correct version they submitted to [the Supreme Court]", Trump wrote on Twitter. White House officials have not responded to requests for comment. Gorka called it "really disappointing" Cuomo was bringing up Trump's tweets, saying "let's talk about policy". There are also a signs of deep disquiet within the bureaucracy, with reports that a top U.S diplomat in Beijing had resigned from his post over Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate change treaty last week. The pool is now open: Does Sessions quit before he's fired or does Trump axe him first? But a new bot - yep, a bot - makes the argument that what Trump tweets in daily spurts is the equivalent of an official White House statements, and we should stop pretending it isn't.

Faso's remarks come after Tuesday tweets from Trump slammed Qatar, a key US ally in the Middle East. Sessions, after consulting with Department of Justice lawyers, had thought the recusal was inevitable. Three people briefed on the matter said the process has been bogged down by a lack of decision-making in the West Wing over how to proceed, as well as reluctance from some of those the White House hoped to recruit about serving a president who keeps getting in his own way.

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