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 SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week MORE has reportedly said to his allies that he hopes media coverage of recent moves by the Justice Department will impress President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia 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.

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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 ConwayaOffice opens case file into accusation that Conway broke the law Conway: North Korea's Kim Jong Un insulted Trump first Conway: 'Rush' to politicize Texas shooting is 'disrespectful to the dead' 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 JordanOvernight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids Overnight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement reform' in 2018 House conservatives, Ryan inch closer toward spending deal MORE (Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump rips Dems a day ahead of key White House meeting Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids Overnight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement reform' in 2018 MORE (N.C.) penned an op-ed calling for Sessions to be replaced.