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President Trump Blasts AG Jeff Sessions On Recusal From Russian Campaign Probe

Mike Brest Reporter

President Trump went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the inquiry into the then-presidential candidate’s campaign during an interview with “Fox and Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt on Thursday.

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“Mr. President, a lot of people are frustrated. A lot of your supporters are frustrated with the DOJ and Jeff Sessions. There are rumors you are going to fire him after the midterms and Rosenstein,” Earhardt said.

“I wanted to stay uninvolved. But when everybody sees what’s going on in the Justice Department — I always put justice now with quotes — it’s a very, very sad day. Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done or he should have told me,” the president began.

He continued, “Even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself, and then you wouldn’t have put him in. He took the job and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself,’ I said, ‘what kind of a man is this?'”

The president also made it clear during the interview that the payments Michael Cohen made to the women who alleged affairs with the president were done at Cohen’s discretion. (Trump Says Cohen Payments Were Not A Campaign Finance Violation)

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