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 SessionsA better way to run the Federal Bureau of Prisons Trump admin erases key environmental enforcement tool DOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda MORE against President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future 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 McConnellDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' Pelosi asks Democrats for 'leverage' on impeachment Democrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence 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 SchumerJewish Democratic congresswoman and veteran blasts Trump's 'disloyalty' comments Schumer says Trump encouraging anti-Semites Saagar Enjeti: Biden's latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? 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.