Trump’s dig at Attorney-General
26 July, 2017, 12:00 am
US President Donald Trump’s taken a fresh swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, referring to him in a tweet as “beleaguered” and wondering why Mr Sessions isn’t digging into Hillary Clinton’s alleged contacts with Russia.
Fuming about the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and questions as to whether his campaign colluded with foreign officials, Mr Trump again focused his ire on Mr Sessions, who was once one of the president’s closest allies.
“So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered AG, looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday (Monday night, Fiji time). His tweet came just hours before his son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, travelled to Capitol Hill to be interviewed about his meetings with Russians.
During an event at the White House, Mr Trump ignored a shouted question about whether Mr Sessions should resign.
The president’s tweet about Mr Sessions comes less than a week after Mr Trump, in a New York Times interview, criticised Mr Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe, saying he should never have taken the job as attorney general. Mr Sessions recused himself from the investigation earlier this year after it was revealed that he had met with a top Russian diplomat last year.