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

Trump refers to Sessions as 'Mr. Magoo': report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE refers to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Juan Williams: Don't rule out impeaching Trump O'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump 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.”