by Countable | 7.25.17
UPDATE: After his tweetstorm this morning which involved calling the Attorney General "weak", President Trump made public statements about Sessions during a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri:
"He should not have recused himself almost immediately after he took office, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have, quite simply, picked somebody else. So I think that's a bad thing, not for the president but for the presidency. I think it's unfair to the presidency, and that's the way I feel."
This post was originally published on Tuesday morning, June 25, 2017 and was updated in the afternoon.
Since the New York Times published an interview with President Trump last week, in which he lambasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, calling out Sessions has become a presidential pastime.
President Trump has gone after Sessions repeatedly on Twitter, calling him "beleaguered" and his decisions "weak." Trump has also offered disparaging responses when asked about Sessions' tenure as AG.
GOP leaders have come out in Sessions' defense, swearing to his conservative bonafides and good character.
Members of the media have even gone so far as describing the president's actions as "bullying" and "embarrassing."
Now word on the street is that the president is considering firing Sessions. What do you think? Should President Trump fire Sessions? Do you think the president has gone too far with his criticisms of Sessions? Take our survey and then let your reps know what you think!
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Jeff Sessions is an idiot & a hateful, bigoted old white man, but in this case - Sessions should FIRE TRUMP. TRUMP IS TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO GET TO MEULLER. TRUMP HAS SO MUCH TO HIDE, no one with scruples will be good enough to handle this investigation. PRAY MEULLER FINISHES HIS INVESTIGATION BEFORE TRUMP CAN GET TO HIM.
I don't think Trump should fire Sessions, and I hope that Sessions does not resign. Sessions is certainly awful though no worse than Trump himself, but in the matter of recusing himself Sessions was correct. Trump, being an ignorant and self-serving individual who puts himself above national needs, claims this to be the reason. In truth, removing Sessions is one pathway to get to Mueller. It is Trump's true goal. To protect himself.
He needs to fire himself and the rest of the republicans. Vote them out in 2018
It's almost impossible to know who is doing what in our government. What a mess this administration is.
While I don't like Sessions in this case Trump's attacks are just a front to get another person in that position so he can stop the Russian investigation because it is getting too close to the truth which Trump seems to be afraid of. The AG should remain independent of the Oval Office
The administration is treating the cabinet and Administative jobs like a game show where he hires and fires willy-nilly. Our government is not a game show. He requested Sessions. Many of us begged our representatives not to approve this man given his history. You approved him against our wishes. But Trump should not be allowed to treat political offices like a game show. If Sessions is found guilty of a crime, go through normal procedures to remove him. The same is true for Trump. If he is found guilty, get rid of him.
The President should fire himself.
No he should not fire Sessions just because he recused himself from Russia investigation. Sessions did the right thing. It's not his job to always do what Trump wants.
Yes; he's allegedly perjured himself at least twice...he has draconian, un-american views on oh let's see, immigration, criminal justice reform, etc... he's just not fit to serve; but neither is Trump, so there's that. Let's fire them both?!?!?!?!?
Mr. Trumps childish attacks on Mr. Sessions are embarrassing. If he can bully the AG we're are in deep trouble in this country!
No- Trump firing Sessions is so he can put a bigger bootlicker in his place.
I don't respect what Jeff Sessions stands for, but I believe his recusal is an important part of revealing the truth behind Russia's interference in the election and if the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. We need to know the truth! The very future of this country rests on this.
How much longer are you going to allow President Trump obstruct the Russian investigation? Or do you approve of the Russians interfering with our elections?
#45 should not fire Sessions. Although I despise Sessions he is needed to ensure the Mueller investigation continues. This entire administration is corrupt and it would be great if we could get rid of them all. Congress included.
Only if he wants to make himself look even more guilty!
Trump should NOT fire Sessions. We need checks & balances in Govt. & firing those who's don't pledge loyalty to you is not the way to go.
Is it possible to censure the president on any of his actions and outbursts?
If Trump fires Jeff Sessions or even keeps taunting Jeff Sessions, obstruction of justice charges need to be brought against Donald J. Trump!
No Jeff sessions should not be fired. I can't stand the man; however, I do not want to open the door for Trump to fire Mueller!
I don't like Sessions much but he is head over heels better than Trump! Everyone in the White House needs to be fired. Since Trump's only expertise is firing--get goin'!