Sessions telling allies he hopes recent moves get him back in Trump’s good graces: report

Sessions telling allies he hopes recent moves get him back in Trump’s good graces: report
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Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump ramps up scrutiny of legal immigrants Data confirm that marijuana decriminalization is long overdue The FIRST STEP Act sets up a dangerous future MORE has reportedly said to his allies that he hopes media coverage of recent moves by the Justice Department will impress President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us 'and you will suffer' Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump 'often tells the truth' MORE

According to The Washington Post, the attorney general has requested that White House officials ensure Trump is aware of Sessions’s moves.

The Justice Department is also starting to probe subjects that the president has discussed openly, according to the report.


Trump’s relationship with Sessions has reportedly been strained over the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe last year.

“He’s one of the most active Cabinet secretaries there is,” an administration official told the Post. “He’s done a fine job. Does it wash away the sin of recusal? I don’t think so.”

The news outlet said White House officials such as former chief strategist Stephen Bannon and counselor to the president Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth Conway‘Family Guy’ to mock Trump and ‘fake news’ in upcoming episode Merriam-Webster provides meanings of 'yes' and 'no' after Trump's Russia comment Trump campaign Virginia chairman asks question in White House briefing MORE have urged Trump to give Sessions another chance, pointing to the crackdowns on the MS-13 gang and leaks as issues that the Justice Department has done well in addressing under Sessions.

A Trump administration official cited by the Post said Sessions seldom talks with Trump, but Sessions's aides speak to Chief of Staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE.

Just this week, key Republican Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMore than 100 ex-Ohio State students share allegations of sexual misconduct by doctor: AP The Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership MORE (Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMeadows calls ex-Trump aide surveillance docs 'potentially groundbreaking development' Freedom Caucus lawmakers call on DOJ to probe Rosenstein allegations House GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day MORE (N.C.) penned an op-ed calling for Sessions to be replaced.