Trump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake

President TrumpDonald John TrumpProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' White House considers sweeping travel ban on members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report MORE in an interview broadcast Sunday said that appointing Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Campaign Report: New polls show Biden leading by landslide margins The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Fauci touts COVID-19 vaccine news Trump-backed House candidate leads by only 7 votes in key Texas runoff MORE as his first attorney general was his “biggest mistake” in the Oval Office.

“I would say if I had one do-over, it would be I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general,” Trump said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “That was the biggest mistake.” 


Sessions was a top 2016 campaign surrogate for Trump and the first senator to endorse him, but their relationship soured after Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russia's election interference in 2016, leading then-Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRobert Mueller casts a Stone — but he can't erase larger concerns Supreme Court to hear dispute over Democrats' access to Mueller materials Republicans release newly declassified intelligence document on FBI source Steele MORE to appoint special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE.

Mueller’s report details several occasions in which Trump pressured Sessions to reverse his recusal.

Trump went on to tweet and make public comments indicating he never would have appointed Sessions had he known he would recuse himself.

Sessions resigned as attorney general in November 2018, a day after the midterm elections.