Sessions to attend Mar-a-Lago dinner with Trump

Greg Nash

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is slated to attend a dinner with President Trump and other administration officials on Saturday night at the president’s private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the White House said.

The dinner comes after reports that Trump was angry Sessions recused himself from any investigations into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election. 

Sessions made the announcement Thursday during a press conference, hours after Trump said he had “total” confidence in his attorney general and said he didn’t think he needed to recuse himself.

{mosads}The attorney general’s decision came as Democratic lawmakers called for his resignation after it was revealed that Sessions twice spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the campaign last year.

Sessions, who was a senator at the time and served as an adviser to Trump’s campaign, did not disclose the conversations during his confirmation hearings earlier this year and said he didn’t speak with Russians. 

“I have now decided to recuse myself of any existing or future investigations of any matter relating in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States,” he said at the Department of Justice.

Sessions will attend the dinner along with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, White House counsel Don McGahn and senior adviser Stephen Miller, according to the White House.

Sessions and Kelly will meet with Trump prior to the dinner.

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