In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, President Trump said that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions had told him he would recuse himself from leading the investigation into Russian election meddling, Trump never would have appointed him. “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” Trump said. He also accused Sessions of giving “some bad answers” during his Senate confirmation hearings. During a press conference Thursday, Sessions vowed to stay at the helm of the Justice Department despite the president’s criticism. “I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate,” Sessions said. When asked if he feared being seen as a “zombie attorney general,” Sessions did not respond.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 20, 2017