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 SessionsRosenstein faces Trump showdown Solicitor general could take over Mueller probe if Rosenstein exits 13 states accepted Sessions invitation to meeting on social media bias: report MORE to resign on Saturday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown 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.

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The Fox Business host shared an article tweeted by Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies The federal government must stop stifling medical marijuana research Hillicon Valley: Twitter chief faces GOP anger over bias | DOJ convenes meeting on bias claims | Rubio clashes with Alex Jones | DHS chief urges lawmakers to pass cyber bill | Sanders bill takes aim at Amazon 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 Clinton2016 pollsters erred by not weighing education on state level, says political analyst Could President Trump's talk of a 'red wave' cause his supporters to stay home in midterms? Dem group targets Trump in M voter registration campaign: report 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 Jay RosensteinHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Rosenstein faces Trump showdown Solicitor general could take over Mueller probe if Rosenstein exits MORE.

"I did sit down with the attorney general along with [House] Judiciary Chair Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteJordan wants Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee House Judiciary chair threatens subpoena if DOJ doesn’t supply McCabe memos by Tuesday Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ 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.