Tuesday morning didn't provide any relief for the assault on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump continues to go after Sessions. It seems very clear at this point that President Trump no longer wants Jeff Sessions as his attorney general.
Despite Session being one of his first allies in his 2016 campaign, Trump has accused Sessions of having a very weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
Trump Continues to Go After Sessions
This is far from the first time President Trump has taken on his attorney general in a move that surprised both Republicans and Democrats.
More, per The Hill:
Trump on Monday described Sessions as "beleaguered," and in an interview last week he repeated his disappointment that the attorney general had recused himself from the Justice Department's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election.
Sessions stepped aside after it was revealed that he did not disclose in his confirmation hearings meetings with Russia's ambassador to the United States. At the time of the meetings Sessions, then a senator from Alabama, was advising the Trump campaign and acting as a surrogate.
After Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey because of his unhappiness with Comey's handling of the Russia investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation, including any possible collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Trump has criticized the Mueller probe, warning the special counsel to not broaden the scope of his investigation to include his business interests. Rosenstein is the top Justice Department official overseeing Mueller.
Trump's criticisms have increasingly broadened to include other figures within the Justice Department.
On Tuesday, he also pointed to the acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe.
“Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!” he said on Twitter.
On top of that, Trump wondered out loud why there hasn't been an investigation into Ukraine.
Different media outlets, including the Washington Post, have suggested possible replacements for Sessions, including Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rudolph Giuliani (R). On Monday they both denied that they are under consideration for the position.
Trump Reverses Course on Hillary Investigation
This is a 180 from when Trump said he probably would not push for an investigation into Hillary Clinton.
“It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about,” he told The New York Times, said before adding that prosecuting his former Democratic rival would be “very, very divisive for the country."
What changed that made President Trump decide to after Hillary Clinton? Maybe he will tell us on Twitter. In the meantime Trump continues to go after attorney general Jeff Sessions in a big way.