Trump does not intend to fire Sessions: report

Trump does not intend to fire Sessions: report
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President Trump reportedly has no plans to fire Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsIf bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold The metaverse is coming — society should be wary Trump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits MORE.

Bloomberg News, citing two White House officials, reported that despite frustrations with Sessions related to the travel ban and Russia probe, Trump does not intend to fire the attorney general.

Reuters reported Wednesday that Trump was facing pressure to retain Sessions.

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Aides reportedly warned Trump that ousting his longtime political ally and top law enforcement official would only add to the controversies mounting around his administration in the wake of his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last month.

Sessions reportedly recently offered to resign, telling the president that he needed the freedom to perform his job, though Trump ultimately did not accept the offer. 

Trump is said to be upset by Sessions's decision in March to recuse himself from all matters regarding the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

The president is also said to blame Sessions for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision last month to appoint a special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.