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Trump bashes Sessions, says he only hired him ‘because I felt loyalty’

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President
Donald Trump on Thursday once again ripped into Attorney General
Jeff Sessions during an interview with Fox
News.

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  • President Donald Trump told Fox News the only reason he
    tapped Jeff Sessions to be attorney general was because of his
    loyalty during the 2016 presidential election. 
  • “He was an original supporter,” Trump said.
  • The president also suggested Democrats have more power
    and influence in the Justice Department than Sessions.
  • “I put in an attorney general that never took control
    of the Justice Department,” Trump said.

President Donald Trump on Thursday told Fox News the only reason
he tapped Jeff Sessions to be attorney general was because of his
loyalty during the 2016 presidential election. 

Sessions “was on the campaign,” Trump said. “You know, the
only reason I gave him the job is because I felt loyalty. He was
an original supporter.”

In the interview, Trump also bashed Sessions for recusing
himself from investigations involving the Trump campaign,
including the probe into Russian election interference.. The
attorney general did so after uproar over failing to disclose
during his confirmation hearing meetings with the Russian
ambassador to the US during the 2016 campaign. 

“Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done, or
he should have told me,” Trump said. “He took my job, and then he
said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself.’ I said, ‘What kind of man is
this?'”

The president also suggested Democrats have more power and
influence in the Justice Department than Sessions.

I put in an attorney general that never took control of
the Justice Department,” he said.

Trump has faced legal
turmoil on multiple fronts
 this week. Trump’s former
lawyer, Michael Cohen,
implicated him in campaign finance violations
related to
“hush money” payments to two women who have alleged affairs with
Trump.

Simultaneously, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul
Manafort, was found guilty on eight felony counts and faces

up to 80 years in prison
.

Trump has since slammed Cohen and warned people not to hire
him as a lawyer. But he’s expressed sympathy for Manafort,
prompting
questions about whether Trump will consider pardoning
him

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