Trump Wishes He Hadn't Picked Jeff Sessions For Attorney General

Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends FBI against Trump attacks

Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends FBI against Trump attacks

Priebus and Bannon both were out of their jobs within the month.

Trump is known to watch Napolitano on Fox News - the president has even quoted the legal analyst in tweets.

It's an ongoing effort, though not everyone is convinced the relationship is sustainable for the long term. "I don't know what he was doing", Giuliani said of Gowdy, who led the House investigation into Benghazi. He said Gowdy "worked in lockstep" with other GOP lawmakers to undermine special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation of the president.

"There's no doubt he's complained about him", Giuliani affirmed, "there's no doubt he has some grievances".

"When the Federal Bureau of Investigation comes into contact with information about what a foreign government may be doing in our election cycle, I think they have an obligation to run it out", Gowdy told the CBS program. "Nor do I think he should".

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lawyer, said he would have considered recusing himself from investigations related to Russian Federation and the 2016 presidential election, just like Attorney General Jeff Sessions. I don't think he would ever flip on Donald Trump.

Rather, the news outlets have reported, Halper reached out to some Trump advisers to gather information as part of the Russian Federation investigation.

But, he said, he made the decision to recuse himself after consulting with Justice Department officials.

After Sessions recused himself, Trump asked his attorney general to reverse his decision, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Paul Manafort, then chair of the campaign, offered to give a briefing on the Trump campaign to a Russian billionaire friend with close ties to Putin.

Sessions has stood by his decision and continued to offer no public signal that he intends to step down in face of the criticism, despite an apparent offer to resign after Trump berated him and called him an "idiot" a year ago.

Gowdy said that Trump had many other options for the nation's top law enforcement officer.

Nevertheless, Trump has raged publicly and privately about Sessions' recusal, and even Tweeted Wednesday that he regretted picking Sessions as an attorney general.

Reports that surfaced at the time Sessions recused himself painted a similar picture, with Trump reportedly "erupting with anger" and going "ballistic" over the news, according to ABC News. "Jeff Sessions shouldn't have accepted the job", Napolitano said. General Sessions may not really have had - may not have known with clarity the scope of the investigation, you know. Hours after the president's attack on Wednesday, Sessions visited the White House for a routine litigation issue, a Justice Department official said. Based on this perception of Holder's tenacity, Sessions has suffered by comparison.

Halper, who served in past Republican administrations, was not a part of Trump's campaign.

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