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Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions' job is safe until at least November elections

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Ray Hunter | 04 September, 2018, 19:39

President Trump has said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is safe in his job until after the November midterm elections, Bloomberg News reported Thursday.

When Trump was asked whether he would comply if Mueller issued a subpoena for him to appear for questioning, the president said "I'll see what happens".

Mr Trump was also asked about Mr Sessions in the interview, who the President has repeatedly attacked for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign. "I will get involved and I'll get in there if I have to".

"The problems between the White House and the president and Attorney General Sessions go well beyond the recusal".

"What's happening is a disgrace, and at some point ... if it doesn't straighten out properly ..." Wallace added that Trump can only blame himself for Mueller's appointment because the special counsel was named as a result of Trump firing FBI Director James Comey.

Who is Bruce Ohr, who keeps appearing in Trump’s tweets?
At the time of the 2016 presidential election, he was a high-ranking official in the deputy attorney general's office. Ohr also provided new details about the Justice Department's move to reassign him after his Steele ties emerged.

"[He] never took control of the Justice Department and it's a sort of an incredible thing", Trump continued. It said the president declined to comment when asked whether he would keep Sessions in office beyond November. "I will get involved", Trump said.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election campaign.

The comments prompted a pointed response from Sessions, who said in a statement that "While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".

In his latest broadside against the Justice Department's traditional independence, the president tweeted that "Obama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department".

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