Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Giuliani: Trump won't fire Sessions, Rosenstein before end of Russian Federation probe

Giuliani: Trump won't fire Sessions, Rosenstein before end of Russian Federation probe

In a three-part tweet, Trump quoted comments made by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Fox News in which he defended the president's "frustration" with Sessions. "And that's how I read that - 'Senator Sessions, why didn't you tell me before I picked you?'"

Trump's and Gowdy's comments followed a story in The New York Times that said Trump had asked Sessions to reverse his recusal in the Russian Federation case.

In this December 15, 2017, file photo, Trump, left, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions attend the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. Sessions has lasted longer than may of Trump's appointees, despite enduring public criticism from the president.

Giuliani added that when Sessions first recused himself from any oversight of investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, he told Trump he wasn't sure how he would've handled it in Sessions's shoes.

"I think when the President finds out what happened he's going to be not just fine, he's going to be glad we have an Federal Bureau of Investigation that took seriously what they heard".

Scores of cannabis activists and consumers decried the appointment of Sessions - an outspoken opponent of marijuana legalization - and now President Trump has joined their ranks by openly lamenting his decision to tap Sessions as America's top law enforcer.

"And I wish I had!" the president wrote. Trump asked a crowd at a campaign rally in Tennessee.

Many lawmakers' questions concerned revelations that a British firm with ties to Trump's 2016 campaign harvested information from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

Another staunch advocate of President Trump on cable TV, Judge Andrew Napolitano, also appeared on Fox and expressed agreement with Gowdy's assessment that the president and Rudy are not accurate in saying that a spy infiltrated the Trump campaign.

Gowdy today said he had "never heard the term "spy" used" and did not see evidence of that. He could have picked someone else. Mr. Trump dwelled on the recusal for months, according to confidants and current and former administration officials who described his behavior toward the attorney general.

Sessions has opted not to reverse his original recusal in the Russian Federation probe, but the interactions between Sessions and Trump - and Trump's public comments - has come to Mueller's attention.

He said that no fair-minded prosecutor would hire attorney Andrew Weissmann as Mueller has.

After being berated by Trump over the recusal decision last spring, Sessions offered his resignation, but the overture was rejected. Sessions, during his confirmation hearings, provided misleading testimony regarding his past interactions with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

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