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Shep Smith: The Man Trump Appointed His Attorney General ‘Apparently Is Now a Traitor’

During today’s broadcast of Fox News’ Shepard Smith Reporting, anchor Shepard Smith recapped the extraordinary interview President Donald Trump gave the New York Times in which the president threw Attorney General Jeff Sessions under the bus and said there was a “red line” that special counsel Robert Mueller could cross.

After pointing out that the White House clarified at today’s off-camera press briefing that Trump has no intention to fire Mueller, Smith touched on Trump’s criticisms of Sessions, who was one of the president’s earliest supporters during the campaign:

“In President Trump’s interview with the New York Times he slammed top officials at his own Justice Department and at the FBI including one of his biggest campaign supporters, the first senator to come out and support him, the man he called the smartest man in all of the United States Senate, the man he appointed his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, apparently is now a traitor.”

The president told the Times that if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, he never would have offered him the attorney general position.

Later in the segment, Smith spoke to White House correspondent John Roberts, who noted that the White House stated today that Trump still has confidence in Sessions, despite what he said in the interview. “So I’m baffled, frankly, by everything that’s happened in the past 24 hours,” Roberts stated.

It has been reported that the relationship between Trump and Sessions is now “irreparably broken.” However, Sessions said today that he would stay on the job as long as it is appropriate.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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