But, Jeff Sessions is the man tapped by Trump as Attorney General you say? Why yes, yes he is. Why is the President so publicly berating and disparaging a hand-picked member of his own cabinet? I haven’t a clue, but it’s making for some entertaining news, like the time you stopped to watch that train-wreck unfold, because you just couldn’t look away.

The Associated Press reports on some of the public criticism:

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.

The president’s anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as “beleaguered.” Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president. They demanded anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Trump often talks about making staff changes without following through, so those who have spoken with the president cautioned that a change may not be imminent or happen at all. What is clear is that Trump remains furious that the attorney general recused himself from the investigations.

“So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” Trump tweeted Monday. His tweet came just hours before his son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, traveled to Capitol Hill to be interviewed about his meetings with Russians.

There are several anti-Sessions tweets that Trump has put out, here is the gambit from the past couple days:

Well, I don’t know, maybe you should ask your Attorney General why he’s not investigating her instead of asking twitter.

Once again, maybe send Sessions a memo. In private.

As if the first two weren’t enough, the tone gets progressively stronger:

Then he even goes after the the acting FBI Director, Andrew McCabe:

But no worries, it’ll be all good tonight:

You know how things go, you tweet about your big rally one minute, then attack someone publicly who you personally appointed the next minute, just business as usual.

Of course, the White House spokeswoman was forced to answer some questions on just what the heck is going on between Sessions and Trump:

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump’s “disappointment” with Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe is not going away any time soon.

The president is “frustrated and disappointed” in Sessions for recusing from the investigation after his meetings as senator with the Russian ambassador came under scrutiny, the newly appointed press secretary said on “Fox & Friends.”

Trump vented his exasperation with his long-time supporter on Twitter Tuesday morning, saying Sessions has taken a “weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.”

“That frustration certainly hasn’t gone away and I don’t think it will,” Sanders stated.

Yes, clearly the “frustration” hasn’t gone away, it’s simply been channeled to the the President’s twitter account which seems like a completely reasonable way for high-level government officials to hash out their issues.

It’s obvious he wants something, but hoping that Sessions and McCabe resign because of angry tweets? This makes no sense. I suspect he’s tweeting like this to rally his base against Sessions and McCabe. That’ll be touchy since Jeff Sessions, as a former Senator from Alabama, is hailed as a strong conservative voice in the administration, beloved by most of the people who make up Trump’s base, especially the immigration hawks. Firing Sessions could backfire hard. Maybe Trump is trying to get McCabe to jump ship so he can send Bob Mueller with him? Who knows.

Give this another news cycle and we’ll see where things stand.

29 COMMENTS

  1. That’s what we get for electing a smart businessman who expects his employees to get results. When they don’t,he tells them so. Too bad he has to pick politically connected people in order to get past Senate scrutiny. These people are not used to moving fast and should be replaced by those who understand time is money.

    • A smart person would understand that government is not a business, and the AG is not an employee of POTUS.

      People who do not understand this difference, such as Trump and yourself, are by definition very, very, very dumb.

      • Why isn’t the AG his “employee”?
        He was hired by, and serves at the pleasure of, Trump.

        The only way that he wouldn’t be considered an “employee” is that the term is usually reserved for non-executives, and the AG is the chief executive of the Justice Department.

        • An employer creates a position for the employee, and pays his or her salary. The AG position exists because of the constitution, and the AG’s salary is paid by the people. Appointing is not a synonym to employing. Glad I could help, but I’m very concerned about your understanding of elementary school level civics, as well as kindergarten level vocabulary.

          • The only way that he wouldn’t be considered an “employee” is that the term is usually reserved for non-executives, and the AG is the chief executive of the Justice Department.

            • You’ve already said exactly this, word for word, in your previous comment, and I’ve already outlined several more ways in which Sessions is not Trump’s employee. Are you commenting in your sleep?

            • Says the guy who just got economics confused with civics.

              You’ve bemoaned the fact that the constitution won’t allow Trump to be a totalitarian dictator. And now you’re trying to be all pseudo-intellectual? Bad timing, buddy.

            • If I remember correctly you brought Ayn Rand into the discussion and her thrust was only those who produce survive,and by the way:”Who is John Galt?”

            • Tea; Are you asking who was the character, John Galt?

              Or are you asking who is playing the part of John Galt in this situation?

            • You’re being a moron.

              Your “civics” argument was total nonsense. The fact that “Attorney General” is in the Constitution is totally irrelevant. We’re not talking about Trump trying to eliminate the office of Attorney General, which is the only way your argument makes sense.

              The only way Sessions is not an “employee” is that he is an executive. Period.

            • You can repeat that all you want. Doesn’t make it any more true. Neither does adding “period” after your statement. It only reveals the fact that you know you’ve messed up, but can’t bear to drop it and move on. Trump isn’t paying the AG salary and isn’t creating the AG position. Thus he is not the AG’s employer. You can either accept that you’ve messed up, or move on with fingers in your ears. There’s no point in repeating your mistake ad nauseum.

            • Nonsense. The CEO doesn’t “pay the salary” of anyone, either. It’s the corporation that is a totally separate entity. That’s why when CEOs screw up, they can’t be held accountable. The payment systems are identical.

              Likewise, the CEO hasn’t “created the position.” It was there when he or she got there. Again, identical.

              The fact remains that the job was there before the person, and Trump can hire and fire at will. The only difference between this and any other employee-employer situation is that he can fire when he wants, but needs approval to hire.

              You’re making no sense. And for no purpose. This is another argument about nothing, just to have a chance to argue.

            • Now you’re almost catching on. You’re correct that the CEO is not the employer. The company would be the employer, in your example. In addition, an appointee is not the same thing as an employee. There is a massive difference between being employed and being appointed to a political position. If you don’t understand that, you have no business writing about politics.

              If you don’t want to argue, you should take your lack of knowledge elsewhere. You don’t have a constitutional right not to have your incorrect statements challenged by facts. Nobody cares about your boring whining.

            • And you’re making no sense. I was comparing the CEO to the president, not the employee.

              For the sake of the logic here, an appointee is an “employee” if he or she is paid.

              An independent contractor is not an employee, because the contractor is not part of the organization, and does not have a “position” there. The AG does work within the organization, and does have a position.

            • Now you seem very confused. Nobody suggested you were comparing the CEO to the employee. This is not going great for you.

              The employee is employed by the company – not by the CEO. Likewise, the AG is employed by the country – not by POTUS.

              You have truly messed up here.

            • Now you’re contradicting yourself. You just made an exact comparison of the CEO and president, which is what you’ve been arguing against.

  2. Trump’s late stage dementia is being exacerbated by his late stage road to impeachment and lifetime in prison. This is his late stage hysterical meltdown. Popcorn, anyone?

    • The way you post, you are obviously only a few steps from the FUNNY FARM!!!?

      Are you presently rubbing a MAGIC LAMP to make your fantasies come true? Hate to tell you but you are going to wear through that lamp and all that rubbing will be for a lost cause. You are going to be blessed for most likely two terms of the great President Trump. If anyone is going to be jailed, I would definitely put my money on the PANTSUIT PACHYDERM.?

      I think that Jack Nicholson was talking about you when he said “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH”. We finally get a president who talks directly to the people instead of going through so many backdoor circuitous routes. I suppose you preferred the way the COMMUNITY ORGANIZER handled things? Hate to break it to you but there is a new SHERIFF in town.?

      • And here’s the Russian bot again. Always on schedule with the same exact copy-pasted spam as in all its other posts.

  3. Looks like 45 forgot about the many hours Trey Goudy and his henchmen grilled Hillary over Benghazi. Sessions knows there’s nothing there there about the emails.

  4. “I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t… She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious.” ~Donald J Trump

  5. Donald Trump is possessed by delusions of personal greatness and suffers a lack of appreciation from his own party members. He allows his ungoverned impulses to run free and offers it all up on twitter. Trump’s callous and cruel tweets about Sessions is unforgivable. Sessions has a lot of dedicated followers who will not forgive Trump for his temper tantrum.

    Trump cannot end a tweeting session without a vulgar and degrading remark about Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is no longer his opponent for the presidency. It’s time Trump started worrying about his own failed political agenda and put personal distastes aside.

    • “Ungoverned.” I like that.

      “Ungoverned impulses” are the reason we have government in the first place.

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