Sessions ought to quit but probably will just swallow Trump’s putdown

But a source familiar with his thinking said Sessions has no intention of stepping down as attorney general in the wake of Trump’s comments. “It’s something that goes beyond any thought that I’ve ever had for myself”.By delving into Trump’s business ties with Russian actors, Mueller is continuing work started by former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was sacked by Trump in March.In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Donald J. Trump bashed his Attorney General Jeff “Jethro” Sessions for recusing himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into the Russian presidential hack in 2016.Similarly, Mr Rosenstein, when asked about President Trump’s remark that there were very few Republicans in Baltimore, declined to comment.Speaking about the dossier to a congressional committee investigating Russian meddling, Comey said he tried to make it clear to Trump that he was not sharing information about the document to hold it over his head. Thursday, Sessions said he has no plans to quit.Trump said that firing Comey was “a great thing for the American people”. “Look, this is about Russia”, Trump said, according to the report.The Times also quotes the president as saying that Sessions “gave some bad answers” during his testimony before Congress.”I don’t think we’re under investigation”, Trump told the newspaper. Trump told the paper it was “extremely unfair to the President” that the Attorney General, his first supporter in the U.S. Senate, recused himself.Trump also spent some time discussing Comey and accusing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, whom he fired in May, of trying to use a “phony” dossier to threaten him. Mr. Trump never said he would order the Justice Department to fire Mr. Mueller, nor would he outline circumstances under which he might do so. “For what? I didn’t do anything wrong”, Trump told the newspaper.”There were many other conflicts that I haven’t said, but I will at some point”, Mr Trump said.In it, he flings criticisms at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.And the news former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr.