Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions - The New York Times

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions - The New York Times: Read excerpts of The Times’s interview with President Trump »

President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”

In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.

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