Trump personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on Sessions

Trump personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on Sessions

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is safe in his job at least until the midterm elections in November.

Trump has called the investigation a "witch hunt" and routinely questions why the Justice Department isn't investigating Hillary Clinton.

"I just would love to have him do a great job", Sessions told Bloomberg.

Trump on Monday blasted Sessions and lamented the indictments of Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins who were his earliest supporters in the Congress during the 2016 election, suggesting they should not have been charged because they are Republicans, the CNN reported. "I will get involved and I'll get in there if I have to".

The poll also comes in the wake of last week's guilty verdicts in the trial of Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on various tax and banking charges and a plea deal with the President's former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, who admitted to several campaign finance violations and implicated Trump in a hush money scheme to silence women alleging affairs with the former businessman.

"I wanted to stay out, but at some point if it doesn't straighten out properly".

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Trump's comments to Bloomberg came as he has continued to call out the former Alabama senator for recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation and not protecting the president or showing loyalty. "I view it as an illegal investigation".

"The president's lost confidence in Jeff Sessions", Graham said.

Last week, in an interview with Fox, Trump lashed out at Sessions, saying he failed to take control of the Department of Justice.

Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday that Sessions "doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position".

Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, a close Trump confidante, predicted Sessions would be out of his job in the near future, but insisted Trump should wait until after November's midterm elections.

Mr Sessions, in a rare rebuttal, responded that he took control of the department the day he became Attorney-General and would not allow it to be, "improperly influenced by political considerations".

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