Trump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE in an interview broadcast Sunday said that appointing Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump's no racist; he's an equal opportunity offender Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question 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 RosensteinFeds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Judiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates MORE to appoint special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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.