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President Trump threatens to engage ‘the’, unless the FBI, DOJ, ‘start doing your work.’ Doug McKelway reports from the White house.
Sen. Dan Sullivan said on Sunday that it is not a politically smart move for President Trump to fire attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Seen on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sullivan, R-Alaska, said that, despite months of strained relations between the President and the attorney General, and Trump the legal authority to fire him, the Alaska legislature would caution against it.
“I supported Jeff Sessions when he was nominated. Anyway, I’ve got for him and I think he does a good job,” Sullivan said. “It would be politically wise? I don’t think so, and I support Jeff Sessions and the work he does now.”
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Trump has repeatedly slashing in meetings, on social media about the Prosecutor General’s office decision last year to recuse himself from the FBI, Russia investigation. Last month, the President tweeted that the meetings “do not understand what is happening under the command of position” and said “Fox & Friends” that his attorney General had “never in control of his Department.”
The President also said that the only reason he called meetings to one of his most important Cabinet-level positions, the former Alabama senator of the early support for the 2016 presidential elections.
The comments prompted a pointed response from sessions, who said in a statement that “I am the attorney General of the state am, the actions of the Department of Justice is not improperly influenced by political considerations.”
In an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, Trump said that the meetings remain in his job until at least the November midterm elections. The President went further, if he would hold sessions as attorney General after the election.
Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett echoed the President on Sunday in an appearance on the “Fox & Friends”, in which he said that meetings would be gone after the mid-term elections and suggested that trump appoint Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to the post office.
Ratcliffe, a relative news Como to Congress, after he defeated 17-term incumbent Ralph Hall in a primary run-off in the year 2014, ranked as the most conservative Texas legislators in Congress, and the second is the most conservative legislator in the country by the policy of the group Heritage action.
Samuel Chamberlain contributed reporting to this article.