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Trump Once Again Blames Jeff Sessions: No Witch Hunt if We Had a ‘Real Attorney General’

President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again on Tuesday, declaring there would be no “Witch Hunt” if he had a “real Attorney General.”

Trump kicked off his tweet by (roughly) quoting Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, who made the wild claim on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning that bias at the FBI drove the agency to clear Hillary Clinton in the investigation into her email server and “frame” Donald Trump for his campaign’s ties to Russia.

“If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started!” Trump tweeted. “Looking at the wrong people.”

The president has long railed against Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe, which he did after it was revealed he met with Russian officials while serving as an adviser on Trump’s campaign.

Trump’s claim that a “real” attorney general would have never started the Russia investigation doesn’t make much sense, as the probe began during the 2016 campaign, before Sessions became AG.

In a subsequent tweet, Trump took aim at newly fired FBI agent Peter Strzok:

UPDATE: Trump asked why the Russia investigation isn’t “ended immediately”:

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