The Trump White House won't say it has confidence in Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign recently so that President Donald Trump could do his job

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign recently so that President Donald Trump could do his job

Sessions' week went from really bad to holy-cow-what-else-can-happen-to-me on Thursday when fired FBI Director James Comey testified about his interactions with Trump over the Russian Federation investigation.

Separately, Mr Sessions himself has offered to resign, reports said.

Sessions actually offered to resign, even though his friends say he doesn't want to leave, but Trump has refused to accept that resignation.

Reuters/Kevin LamarqueU.S. President Donald Trump watches as Vice President Mike Pence (R) swears in Jeff Sessions (L) as U.S. Attorney General while his wife Mary Sessions holds the Bible in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 9, 2017.

Trump and Sessions were together at the White House on May 17, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein surprised them both by appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head the Russian Federation investigation.

Pelosi's comments followed former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, in which he said the FBI was confident that Sessions would recuse himself from the Justice Department's probe into Russian election meddling before he had done so.

The Attorney-General's suggestion that he might consider quitting was reported earlier by ABC News and confirmed by a person familiar with the matter, who discussed it on condition of anonymity.

Coats did not act on the request, according to officials.

Trump declines to respond when reporters ask if he still has confidence in Sessions. He tweeted that the revised ban was "politically correct" and that the justice department should seek a "much tougher version", The Washington Post reports.

When asked about Trump's confidence in Sessions, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that he hadn't spoken to the president about the subject.

Trump's lingering anger on Sessions deepened when a special counsel, spearheaded by Robert Mueller, was formed following Sessions' recusal, to oversee the probe into possible collusion between Russian officials and members of the president's administration.

"He's got a pretty busy schedule, being the leader of the free world does take a little bit of time so I just haven't had a chance to have that direct conversation with him", Sanders said on the return flight from Ohio.

United States attorney-general Jeff Sessions offered to hand in his resignation before President Donald Trump's trip overseas, according to several media reports.

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