Citing people close to Trump, The Times said the president was incensed by the Justice Department's handling of his now-blocked travel ban and Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation - a move that ultimately led to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the inquiry.
A person close to Trump told CNN on Wednesday that Trump remains livid with Sessions, but understands that accepting the attorney general's resignation would ignite yet another firestorm - one that his administration can not afford. Between all that and Sessions's unhinged obsession with sanctuary cities (another executive order held up in the courts), his aversion to criminal justice reform and his inability to fill open USA attorney positions, he might be the worst attorney general since John Mitchell, who went to jail in connection with his Watergate crimes.
At a briefing with reporters earlier today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to say whether the president has confidence in the attorney general.
It was not immediately clear when the conversation occurred.
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Horgan said it is important that families in B.C. can stay in the communities they want to stay in and grow their families. New Democrat Leader John Horgan questioned why Clark had not recalled the legislature earlier.
Trump's White House and its allies are crafting a strategy aimed at undermining Comey's credibility.
Of course, we've seen Trump rant about the Justice Department on Twitter, upset about his Islamophobic travel ban not being backed in its original iteration.
The bickering between Sessions and Trump comes as the president slammed the Justice Department's handling of his executive order on immigration, which among other things, restricts travel to the USA from several Muslim-majority countries. But he will reportedly shoot down the president's claim that the FBI chief told him multiple times that he was not under investigation.
Sessions and the Justice Department did not respond to the president's tweets.
Trump is reportedly souring on Sessions, ...
Trump spoke of rising crime in his inaugural address and vowed to end the "American carnage". Since getting into office, the former Alabama senator has cracked down on illegal immigration and reversed an Obama-era guideline that made it harder to prosecute drug crimes.
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