Unquestioned loyalty is numero-uno to work for Trump…

…Unquestioned loyalty is numero-uno to work for Trump…

 

Jeff Sessions said he’d stay on as attorney general "as long as that is appropriate" after President Trump criticized him in an interview

Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:46 AM EDT

 

In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Mr. Trump said he never would have appointed Mr. Sessions had he known he would recuse himself from overseeing the investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he plans to stay on in his current job, even after President Donald Trump harshly criticized him a day earlier for recusing himself from the ongoing Russia investigation.

"I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate," Sessions said at a Department of Justice press conference.

Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he would not have hired Sessions if he’d known his attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia probe. "How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you,’" Trump told the paper.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/20/sessions-says-he-plans-to-stay-on-as-attorney-general-after-trump-criticism-240755

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