Trump blames Sessions for ‘Russian Witch Hunt Hoax’

Trump blames Sessions for ‘Russian Witch Hunt Hoax’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: 'White supremacists pose a threat to the United States like any other terrorist group' National Enquirer paid 0,000 for Bezos texts: report Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting MORE tore into Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsJuan Williams: Don't rule out impeaching Trump O'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump House Judiciary Dem, Republican clash over details of Whitaker testimony MORE in a tweet early Tuesday, blaming him for the ongoing federal probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

"The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself...I would have quickly picked someone else," Trump said.

"So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined...and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!" he added. 

 

 

 

Sessions, who was the first sitting U.S. senator to endorse Trump during the campaign, recused himself from the Russia probe last year, citing his contacts with Moscow’s U.S. envoy during the 2016 campaign.

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Trump has since lashed out at Sessions for the move, viewing it as an act of betrayal. 

“If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you,’” Trump said July 2017. “It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.”

The president has also blasted Sessions as "weak" for not following through on Trump's call to investigate into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Health Care: CDC pushes for expanding HIV testing, treatment | Dem group launches ads attacking Trump on Medicare, Medicaid cuts | Hospitals, insurers spar over surprise bills | O'Rourke under pressure from left on Medicare for all O'Rourke faces sharp backlash from left Dem strategist says South Carolina will be first 'real test' for O'Rourke MORE

The president revealed last week that he regrets his decision to pick Sessions as attorney general.