Jeff Sessions finally stands up to Trump's insults: 'You're damn fortunate' I wasn't there
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spread quite the fire at the start of the weekend break. In responding to President Trump's latest insults towards him he insinuated that if he were still Attorney General, the Mueller investigation would have ended differently. This posed quite the threat to Trump.
Trump claimed that Sessions shouldn't have recused himself and now that he's running to be a U.S. Senator again in Alabama, to "not trust" him.
Here was his statement to the president:
"Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty & you're damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do."
Is he meaning to say that if he didn't recuse himself, Trump wouldn't have been as lucky?
Trump has blamed the entire Mueller Russia probe on Sessions from the beginning and still hasn't forgiven him. That's why he's supporting Sessions challenger in the senate race, Coach Tommy Tuberville.
While Sessions could have put an end to things very early on and drastically changed the direction of Trump's presidency, Sessions believed he was doing what was right.
"To not recuse myself from that investigation, of which I was a target as a senior campaign official and a witness, would have been breaking the law. I do not and will not break the law," Sessions wrote previously. "I did the right thing for the country and for President Trump. If I, as a target of the investigation, had broken the law by not recusing myself, it would have been a catastrophe for the rule of law and for the President."