Tucker Carlson interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions this evening in El Salvador. Sessions is in the country as part of his effort to defeat MS-13. The attorney general is meeting with President Salvador Sánchez Cerén and senior law enforcement officials.
Fox News posted a snippet of the interview with Tucker who asked him about his reaction to the President’s tweets and comments blasting him.
“It’s kind of hurtful, but the president of the United States is a strong leader,” Sessions said. “He is determined to move this country in the direction he believes it needs to go to make us great again.
“He has had a lot of criticisms, and he’s steadfastly determined to get his job done and he wants all of us to do our jobs, and that’s what I intend to do.”
The Washington Post got a tip this week that Trump was thinking of replacing Sessions during the recess.
Rep. Mo Brooks is currently running for Sessions’ senate seat and told those running to back out if Sessions is fired so he can go back to the Senate.
The President has been very aggressive in his tweeting about Sessions recusing himself from the Russia investigation and leaving him in a very difficult position.
There have been several candidates mentioned to take Sessions’ job. The latest is Rick Perry. Before that it was Rudy Giuliani and Ted Cruz, both of whom said they weren’t interested and expressed their support for Sessions.
Lindsey Graham said there will be “holy Hell” if he fires Session and is under the impression he can pass a law to keep Trump from firing Sessions.
Paul Ryan said it’s in the President’s interests to keep Sessions. Senator Grassley said they won’t confirm another attorney general.
One of Trump’s tweets criticized Sessions for not investigating Hillary Clinton. Mark Levin responded to that:
“YOU said your administration would not pursue Hillary,” Levin wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “And even though I personally disagree with Sessions recusing himself, you’ve no more loyal person. He was the first senator to endorse you. He campaigned for you. He left the Senate to serve you. Sessions is pursuing your agenda at DOJ. And if you think you’ll do better, I believe you’re wrong. Besides, the Senate has to confirm whomever you nominate.”
Rush Limbaugh said it was “unseemly” for the President to criticize Sessions.
Newt Gingrich met with him this week to tell him not to fire Jeff Sessions.
For now, he’s not firing him, but he sure seems to be holding a grudge. The President’s anger is aimed at the wrong person.