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 SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure MORE has reportedly said to his allies that he hopes media coverage of recent moves by the Justice Department will impress President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' 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 ConwayTrump and Kellyanne Conway's husband spar about columnist Hatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex' Conway responds to Warren DNA test: 'Junk science' that 'really doesn't interest me' 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 JordanNellie Ohr exercises spousal privilege in meeting with House panels Meadows calls on Rosenstein to resign 'immediately' Republicans should prepare for Nancy Pelosi to wield the gavel MORE (Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsConservative rep slams Rosenstein's 'conflicts of interest' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump, Obama head to swing states with Senate majority in balance Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate MORE (N.C.) penned an op-ed calling for Sessions to be replaced.