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 SessionsDOJ to probe Minneapolis police Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees Biden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies MORE has reportedly said to his allies that he hopes media coverage of recent moves by the Justice Department will impress President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies 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 ConwayKellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes 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 JordanTraditional media yawns as Maxine Waters gets pass on inciteful rhetoric Demings asked about Senate run after sparring with Jordan on police funding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs MORE (Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats' policies through lawsuits A year with the coronavirus: How we got here MORE (N.C.) penned an op-ed calling for Sessions to be replaced.