AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

Francis Osborne
June 8, 2017

"The President is the President of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the President of the United States", Spicer said, when asked during his daily briefing how they should be characterized. Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump early in the presidential campaign a year ago when few Republican lawmakers supported the candidate.

Spicer, who fields a lot of questions about the meaning of the President's tweets, was asked if Trump undermines his own agenda-setting when he tweets.

The friction between the two men stems from the attorney general's abrupt decision in March to recuse himself from anything related to the Russian Federation investigation - a decision the president only learned about minutes before Sessions announced it publicly.

Trump's lingering anger on Sessions deepened when a special counsel, spearheaded by Robert Mueller, was formed following Sessions' recusal, to oversee the probe into possible collusion between Russian officials and members of the president's administration.

Moreover, Sessions did not meet with Trump to discuss his recusal before taking the decision.

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She is 131st in this season's LPGA rankings with her best finish a share of 31st in the Bahamas in January. Jude Classic. "I thought it was the end of me playing competitive golf", he tweeted.

But sources say the frustration runs both ways, prompting the resignation offer from Sessions.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer's claim President Donald Trump has "close to 110 million" social media followers is false, The Washington Post reported.

On Monday morning, Trump took aim at the Justice Department on Twitter for its defense of his controversial travel ban on six Muslim countries, which is now blocked by the courts.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to NPR's Carrie Johnson on the reports, which NPR has not confirmed. "If I haven't had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it".

Sessions was Trump's first supporter in the Senate and was an enthusiastic backer throughout the campaign - standing with Trump through multiple controversies.

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