Jeff Sessions is already in the hot seat with GOP after pushing for more government power in seizing people’s assets. Now President Trump is accusing him of disloyalty.
On Tuesday, President Trump gave another ill-advised interview with The Wall Street Journal, this time calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions again for the egregious sin of having recused himself from the Russia investigation. Sessions was the first Senator to endorse Trump in the primaries; in September 2016, Sessions met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in his Senate office; on November 18, 2016, Trump announced Sessions as his Attorney General pick; on January 10, 2017, Sessions testified that he had “no communications with the Russians”; on March 2, 2017, Sessions said he would recuse himself.
When speaking about how he felt betrayed, and claiming that Sessions is not loyal, Trump said: “I’m very disappointed in Jeff Sessions.”
He also added that Sessions only joined because Trump was picking up traction. He said, “I had 40,000 people. He was a senator from Alabama. I won the state by a lot, massive numbers. A lot of the states I won by massive numbers. But he was a senator, he looks at 40,000 people and he probably says, ‘What do I have to lose?’ And he endorsed me. So it’s not like a great loyal thing about the endorsement.”
Hmmmm….Makes you wonder.
Daily Wire reports:
This is full-scale insanity. Sessions supported Trump because Sessions was looking for a political vehicle for his immigration. I know that Sessions was looking for such a vehicle because he said so openly three years ago in a dinner I attended, long before Trump declared he was running. Sessions ended up essentially writing Trump’s plan on immigration; his top aide, Stephen Miller, ended up as Trump’s policy wonk on the topic.
Furthermore, Sessions never had to worry about losing his Senate seat. In 2014, Sessions literally ran unopposed, winning 97.25 percent of the vote. In 2008, Sessions won 63.36 percent. Trump won 62.08 percent in 2016. It wasn’t as though Sessions was begging for Trump’s help in Alabama – and if he were, why did he take a job at the Trump administration?
Trump was asked if he had plans to fire Sessions and he simply replied, “I’m just looking at it. I’ll just see. It’s a very important thing.”
I think Sessions was good for the team at first but he doesn’t appear to be much of a team player anymore, if you ask me.