Sessions attacks Bolton for 'act of disloyalty'

Former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThose predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold The metaverse is coming — society should be wary MORE criticized former White House national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonWhen will Biden declare America's 'One China, One Taiwan' policy? India's S-400 missile system problem Overnight Defense & National Security — GOP unhappy with Afghan vetting MORE in a series of tweets for reportedly writing in his upcoming memoir that President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE allegedly told him he wanted to condition military aid to Ukraine on investigations into Democrats.

Sessions tweeted that he did not “write a book or go on CNN” regarding his time in the Trump administration because “I don’t believe it is the honorable thing to do. You are there to serve his agenda, not your own. He was elected, not you,” and adding “[i]t is an act of disloyalty to the administration one serves, and tends to undermine the unity and teamwork needed to reach the highest level of effectiveness.”

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Lastly, Sessions said, “it sets a very damaging and dangerous precedent. A President must have the ability to have candid conversations with his National Security Advisor, his AG, his SOS, etc., without fear that those conversations will end up in a book or a newspaper.”

Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election in 2017, leading to the appointment of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE. After his recusal, he became a frequent target of Trump’s on Twitter and other public fora, with the president asking for his resignation shortly after the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump also broke his silence on Bolton on Wednesday, calling Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened,” “nasty & untrue,” and saying Bolton had been fired “because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now.”