Published: Sun, June 11, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Jeff Sessions offered to resign because of Trump's anger over this

Jeff Sessions offered to resign because of Trump's anger over this

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have had a series of heated exchanges in the last several weeks after Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, a source close to Sessions told CNN Tuesday.

"In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey's recent testimony", the attorney general wrote in a letter Sen.

Trump was reportedly still angry with Sessions, over the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into Russia's suspected attempts to interfere in the presidential election previous year.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly offered to resign amid growing tensions with President Donald Trump. Yet, less than a month after taking office as Attorney-General, Mr Sessions found himself at the centre of controversy following reports that he had failed to disclose during his confirmation hearings two conversations he had previous year with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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During the closed portion of Comey's appearance Thursday, CNN reports, he testified that Russian intercepts indicated that Sessions had an "unreported third meeting" with Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 campaign.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer earlier Tuesday refused to say if Trump has full confidence in Sessions.

While Sessions goes before the intelligence committee, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now set to testify to the budget panel in his place.

Following that spate of stories, you might think Trump or his surrogates would throw Sessions a life raft in the form of a vote of confidence.

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Comey's testimony raised lingering questions surrounding Sessions' recusal from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Richard Shelby, the Alabama Republican who chairs a Senate appropriations subcommittee.

You may remember Sessions has had to recuse himself from anything to do with the Russian Federation probe because of his ties to Russian Federation, and Rod Rosenstein was the person who wrote the memo President Trump originally cited as the reason he fired Comey, before he said that he meant to fire Comey all along.

Sessions said his decision to accept the intelligence committee's invitation to appear was due in part to Comey's testimony.

Sanders and Spicer declined on Tuesday and Wednesday to confirm whether Trump had confidence in his attorney general, claiming they had not discussed the matter with Trump.

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