Trump Throws Shade At Jeff Sessions: "I Don't Have An Attorney General."
By: Kayla Pasacreta
Ever since Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia Investigation, Donald Trump has taken to publicly attacking Sessions and the Department of Justice. In fact, he throws very clear shade Sessions’ way.
In an exclusive interview with Hill.TV, Trump harked on his issues with the Attorney General, “I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this.” Trump’s criticism of Sessions’ handling of immigration policy is perplexing, given Sessions’ and Trump’s mutual anti-immigration strategy. He continued to say, “I don't have an attorney general. It's very sad," In other words, Trump hit Sessions with
Like most things in the Trump Administration, it is rather unusual for a sitting President to publicly criticize their own attorney general.
Trump’s issues with Sessions seem to have a common theme: Sessions’ hesitance to use the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pick battles with Donald Trump’s political rivals. Just last week, Donald Trump called on the DOJ to investigate the identity of the anonymous White House official who published a scathing op-ed in the New York Times.
Last month, Sessions defended himself amongst Trump’s public rebukes, stating, “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,”