Trump: 'Sessions didn't have a clue!'

Trump: 'Sessions didn't have a clue!'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE took a swipe at his former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Nadler subpoenas Lewandowski, former White House official for testimony MORE on Friday, adding to a long history of barbs aimed at the nation’s former top cop.

“Sessions didn’t have a clue!” Trump tweeted in response to an article claiming that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe Hill's Morning Report — Will Congress do anything on gun control? McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing McCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump MORE was investigating Sessions as well as the president.

Trump has repeatedly lashed out at the former top Justice Department official over his decision to recuse himself in the federal Russia probe investigating ties between Trump campaign associates and Moscow during the 2016 election.

The president most recently went after Sessions at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week over his recusal.


“And the attorney general says ‘I’m gonna recuse myself,’ ” Trump said while imitating Sessions’s Southern accent as the crowd booed.

Sessions decided to recuse himself after it was revealed that he failed to inform the Senate of two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during his time as a surrogate for Trump's campaign.

“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump said shortly after

Trump has reportedly levied highly personal invectives against the former attorney general and Alabama senator, with veteran journalist Bob Woodward writing in his book that he called Sessions “mentally retarded” and a “dumb Southerner.”

The president denied making the remarks.

Sessions resigned from the administration at Trump's request in November. William Barr was confirmed as his successor at the Justice Department last month.