The President, meanwhile, wasn't officially scheduled to begin his workday until 10:30 a.m. ET, and wasn't present in the West Wing while Sessions was there.
A prominent Republican senator issued a blunt warning to President Donald Trump not to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation, saying that any effort to get rid of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III could be "the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency".
"Whether Mr. Comey was sacked because of the Clinton email investigation or the investigation of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the presidential election, the reason for Mr. Comey's dismissal falls squarely within Attorney General Sessions' recusals", Coons writes in the letter.
I support President Trump's policies, but this public waterboarding of one of the greatest people Alabama has ever produced is inappropriate and insulting to the people of Alabama who know Jeff Sessions so well and elected him so often by overwhelming margins. "So you fire him and then you fire [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein". For his part, Sessions has let it be known that he does not intend to resign.
The Justice Department moved Wednesday night to align with the White House's leak crackdown, with spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores decrying what she said was an "astonishing increase" in the number of leaks that undermine national security.
He added, "I think most of us agree with that". "If we can make cases, they are going to jail". But he has also assumed a nonconfrontational approach to dealing with the president, repeatedly brushing off his tweets - including as recently as Thursday morning - in favor of trying to work with Trump to get things done.
Trump publicly warned Mueller not to investigate his family's finances in the Times interview in July, saying it would be a "violation". Firing Mueller would violate that recusal.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is working with the Democrats to craft a bill creating a three judge panel to review the firing of any special counsel investigating a president or that president's team.
But at some point, Republicans who think Trump is truly flirting with a constitutional crisis will need to back up their tough rhetoric with actions.
Sessions left early Thursday, taking no questions as he boarded.
Rather than quit, Sessions insiders predict the attorney general will call Trump's bluff.
All these initiatives are unwise, unjust, and counterproductive, but they nevertheless represent the kind of change that tends to occur when an Administration of one political party takes over from the other. There are also fears that the billionaire oligarch is subordinating the strategic interests of USA imperialism to his own business interests. Asked whether Sessions would remain in the cabinet, Trump said, "Time will tell".
The campaign financing Trump referred to was money that a Clinton ally, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, steered to Jill McCabe in her unsuccessful campaign for a Virginia state senate seat.
He has placed himself at the forefront of the Trump administration's war against immigrants. And it would still be seen as something of a slap in the face to Sessions, who has done an admirable job and brings tremendous credibility to the Justice Department. Such localities will be denied key federal grants in the next fiscal year.
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