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Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

The relationship between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense, Sessions offered to resign, according to an ABC News report based on unnamed sources. The Attorney General's decision was made following his testimony in the Senate claiming that he did not meet with senior Russian officials during the election campaign, a statement which later turned out to be false.

"I have not had a discussion with him about that", Spicer said.

Trump's executive order that banned travel from seven predominately Muslim nations was blocked by federal judges in February. A slew of former Sessions aides also serve in top White House positions.

The President is still reportedly furious with the decision and blames the expansion of the Russian Federation investigation on Sessions' recusal.

Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment to ABC News about whether Sessions raised the possibility of resigning.




"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", Trump tweeted Monday, ignoring the fact that he oversees the department and signed the second version of the ban. Trump has fumed to allies and advisers ever since, suggesting that Sessions made a needless decision.

Sessions was among Trump's earliest and most ardent supporters during the presidential campaign - a loyalty that Trump rewarded by nominating the long-time Alabama senator to be his chief law enforcement officer.

Trump and Sessions share a similar world view on key issues, including crime and immigration.

Trump spoke of rising crime in his inaugural address and vowed to end the "American carnage".


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