It looks like Jeff Sessions will stay on as Attorney General for at least a little longer.
President Trump released a series of tweets on Saturday night, where he voiced his support for Sessions over his announcement that the Justice Department will clamp down on government leakers.
After many years of LEAKS going on in Washington, it is great to see the A.G. taking action! For National Security, the tougher the better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2017
For approximately two weeks, Trump has been pounding Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from the investigations into whether the president’s campaign colluded with Russia during the election. Trump slammed the former Alabama senator on various occasions, saying he would never have appointed Sessions to his current position if he was going to stand aside on Russia and not do more to prosecute Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s attacks raised questions about whether Sessions was about to be fired, though these concerns were quelled following reports of a phone call where Chief of Staff John Kelly told Sessions that he’s not on the chopping block.
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