Ann Coulter defends Sessions, tells Trump to direct 'venom' elsewhere

Ann Coulter defends Sessions, tells Trump to direct 'venom' elsewhere
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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Tuesday defended Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHillicon Valley: Trump cyber strategy lets US go on offense | AT&T urges court to let Time Warner merger stand | Conservatives want wife of DOJ official to testify | Facebook, nonprofits team up to fight fake news | DC camera hacker pleads guilty Vote Democrat in midterms to rein in Trump, preserve justice Sessions limits ability of judges to dismiss deportation cases MORE against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE's latest swipe, urging the president to direct his "Twitter venom" elsewhere.

"How about directing some of this Twitter venom toward [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump hints at new executive action on immigration, wants filibuster-proof Senate majority The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — The Hill interviews President Trump MORE [R-Ky.], the man who is wrecking your presidency, rather than the AG who's saving it," Coulter tweeted in response to Trump. 

Coulter's comment came in response to a tweet from Trump in which he quoted a Fox Business host claiming that the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Sessions was no different than the DOJ during the Obama administration.

Coulter has previously pushed back on Trump's comments criticizing his attorney general, telling the president last year to "be a man" if he didn't want Sessions to continue in his administration and fire him.

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Trump's tweet Tuesday was the latest in a series of increasing barbs directed at his attorney general in recent months. Trump has said Sessions will serve in his post until at least the November midterm elections.

Coulter argued that Trump should instead be focused on McConnell, whom she and other right-leaning commentators have also long blamed for what they perceive as a lack of progress in passing conservative legislation.

Coulter continued to rip into the GOP leader on Tuesday, replying to Trump's criticism of Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump slams Sessions in exclusive Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation MORE (D-N.Y.) sarcastically.

"If ONLY you had some ally in the U.S. senate, some tiny crevice where GOPS could get a toehold. Who's the Senate Majority Leader again?" she tweeted.

Coulter was an early backer of Trump, publishing a book in 2016 praising him, "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!" 

She has since become a vocal critic of his administration, slamming his efforts to uphold key immigration promises.