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Graham says relationship between Trump and Sessions is ‘dysfunctional’

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  • South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said the
    relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney
    General Jeff Sessions is “dysfunctional” and “beyond repair”
    during an interview on Tuesday morning on NBC’s “Today”
    show.

  • “I’m not asking him to be fired, but the
    relationship is not working,” Graham said.


South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said the relationship between
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is
“dysfunctional” and “beyond repair” during an interview
on Tuesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show.

“This relationship [between Trump & Sessions] is beyond
repair,” Graham said. “I’m not asking him to be fired, but the
relationship is not working.”

Graham said Trump has lost confidence in Sessions.

“This is a dysfunctional relationship,” Graham said. “We need a
better one.”

Graham also said Trump needs an attorney general who he can work
with and can “lead the Department of Justice.”

While not urging Trump to fire Sessions, Graham said that
Sessions would have to be replaced by a highly-qualified
person who will not allow interference with special counsel
Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Graham’s tenor on Sessions has changed over the last year.
Last July, Graham
warned Trump
not to fire Sessions and said that “t
here
will be holy hell to pay.”

In an interview
with Fox News
last week, Graham said that “every president
deserves an attorney general they have confidence in” and called
the current relationship “unsustainable.”

Trump and Sessions have publicly feuded since Sessions
recused himself
from overseeing the Russia investigation in
2017.

In an
interview with Fox News
last week, Trump said the only
reason he tapped Sessions to be his attorney general was because
of his loyalty during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump also suggested that Democrats have more power and
influence in the Justice Department than Sessions.

Sessions
responded
with a rare rebuke of Trump, saying that “the
actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly
influenced by political considerations.”

 

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