By Mark Hensch
June 06, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently suggested he might resign amid rising tension between with President Trump, according to a new report.
The rift stems from Sessions’s decision in March to recuse himself from the probe of possible ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, a decision Trump was unaware of until minutes before it occurred.
ABC News reported Tuesday that Sessions, one of Trump’s earliest backers on the campaign, even floated his resignation at one point.
The ABC report does not specify when or where Sessions made the remark about resigning, or to whom it was made.
Sessions recused himself in March from any federal probes into Russian election meddling following reports he did not reveal past meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during 2016 at his confirmation hearings in February.
Multiple sources told ABC that Sessions’s recusal remains one of the biggest disappointments to Trump during his presidency so far.
The New York Times reported Monday that Trump believes it led to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russia probes.
Trump has reportedly lashed out at Sessions in recent meetings, and on Monday fired off multiple tweets critical of the Justice Department.
A Justice spokeswoman declined to comment to ABC on whether Sessions had offered or threatened to resign.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer earlier Tuesday refused to say if Trump has full confidence in Sessions.
“I have not had discussions with him about that,” Spicer said during his daily press briefing. “If I have not had a discussion with him, I tend not to comment on it.”
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