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Trump Blasts Sessions For Recusing Himself

August 23, 2018 - 11:31 am

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump prizes loyalty, and he says that's the only reason he made Jeff Sessions attorney general.

Session, an Alabama Republican, was the first senator to endorse Trump's bid for president, and he was rewarded with a spot in Trump's Cabinet as the nation's top law enforcement officer.

But Trump was angered when Sessions stepped aside from overseeing the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and the president has taken issue with his own Justice Department.

Trump tells "Fox & Friends" that Sessions "took the job and then he said, 'I'm going to recuse myself.' I said what kind of a man is this?"

Trump says in the interview, "You know, the only reason I gave him the job (was) because I felt loyalty, he was an original supporter."

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