Fox Business host claims 'Sessions has fallen ill,' calls for him to resign

Fox Business host claims 'Sessions has fallen ill,' calls for him to resign

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs called on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE to resign on Saturday after President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE and a number of Republicans criticized Sessions this week.

“Sessions has fallen ill, he's incapacitated in some fashion, or he's been coopted or captured: to preserve any dignity, for the good of the country he needs to resign,” Dobbs tweeted.

Dobbs, an outspoken supporter of the president, has been critical of the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) for their handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


The Fox Business host shared an article tweeted by Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House Gallego on Jan. 6 rioters: 'F--- them' The Hill's Morning Report - For Biden, it goes from bad to worse MORE (R-Fla.), one of the House Republicans calling for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the end of the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE email probe and alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI involving a Trump campaign adviser.

The article shared by Gaetz centered around comments he made during a Fox News appearance where he claimed that Sessions didn’t answer questions from House members pressing him about appointing a second special counsel and instead deferred questions to his deputy, Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE.

"I did sit down with the attorney general along with [House] Judiciary Chair Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteFight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing The job of shielding journalists is not finished Bottom line MORE [R-Va.] and many others and I was disappointed that the attorney general didn’t seem to be very engaged on any of these issues regarding existential threats to the Trump administration. He was deferring to a team that answered to Rod Rosenstein, for goodness sakes," Gaetz said on Fox News.

Gaetz has called on Sessions to resign if he does not appoint a second special counsel. 

Trump has repeatedly criticized his attorney general for recusing himself from the federal Russia probe.

Sessions recused himself last year after he failed to disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador. His recusal left Rosenstein, the No. 2 DOJ official, to oversee the special counsel investigating ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

The president most recently criticized Sessions on Wednesday, tweeting his displeasure with Sessions asking the DOJ's inspector general, instead of Justice Department lawyers, to investigate potential surveillance abuses.