Trump refers to Sessions as 'Mr. Magoo': report

Trump refers to Sessions as 'Mr. Magoo': report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE refers to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP leaders to Trump: Leave Mueller alone FBI chief refuses to deny reports he threatened to resign amid pressure House Judiciary Chair expected to issue DOJ subpoena over Clinton emails as soon as this week MORE as “Mr. Magoo,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Trump has been comparing his top law enforcement official to the bumbling cartoon character, an elderly man who lands in comic situations largely due to his severe near-sightedness.

The president has also been complaining to associates that he generally has hired the best lawyers for himself, but that as president he’s forced to use Sessions, who isn’t defending Trump to the best of his ability, according to the Post.


Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is reportedly investigating whether Trump tried to oust Sessions from his administration over the summer.

Trump has repeatedly attacked the attorney general, largely over Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russia's election interference.

Trump most recently slammed Sessions in a tweet Wednesday, saying it was “disgraceful” that the attorney general has asked the Justice Department's inspector general rather than Department of Justice lawyers to investigate potential abuses by the FBI on surveillance warrants.

Sessions pushed back on the criticism, saying he would “continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor, and this Department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and Constitution.”