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Early Morning Trump Tweets Target Sessions

President Trump turns his tweets on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

By , a freelance journalist and was a 2019-2020 Henry Luce Foundation Scholar at the Japan Times.
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29:  U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion on an opioid and drug abuse in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion on an opioid and drug abuse in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest victim of President Trump’s twitter. On Monday, he expressed his anger about Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, calling him “beleaguered” for not looking into Hillary Clinton’s crimes and Russia relations.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/889467610332528641

Two tweets at 6:03am and 6:12am on Tuesday urged the Attorney General to investigate Ukraine’s efforts to sabotage Trump’s campaign and accused him of taking a “very WEAK” position on Hillary Clinton. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest victim of President Trump’s twitter. On Monday, he expressed his anger about Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, calling him “beleaguered” for not looking into Hillary Clinton’s crimes and Russia relations.

Two tweets at 6:03am and 6:12am on Tuesday urged the Attorney General to investigate Ukraine’s efforts to sabotage Trump’s campaign and accused him of taking a “very WEAK” position on Hillary Clinton. 

Trump claimed in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday that he would never have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he had known that Sessions was going to bow out of the Russia investigation. “If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’” Trump said in the interview. “It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.”

Additionally, Trump blamed Sessions for saying he had no communication with Russians during the Senate confirmation hearings. It later came out that Sessions met at least twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak.

“I know that he is frustrated and certainly disappointed in the attorney general for recusing himself,” sad Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning. “That frustration certainly hasn’t gone away, and I don’t think it will.”

Photo credit: Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images

Jesse Chase-Lubitz is a freelance journalist and was a 2019-2020 Henry Luce Foundation Scholar at the Japan Times. Twitter: @jesschaselubitz

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