On March 2nd of this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in what he though would be a nice gesture to the Democrats. But that is not how much of the country saw it. And in fact, he was attacked later for making such a foolish decision. President Donald Trump was none too pleased with this announcement and it sounds like he had a hard time with it.
Reportedly, President Trump was furious with the Attorney General’s decision and came close to firing him on multiple different occasions. There was too much that Trump was going to be attacked for with Sessions out of the picture and he knew it. It did not take long for Sessions to see what a big mistake he had made.
Fast forward May of this year, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Council, in charge of running the entire Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
Go forward a month after that to June 6th and President Trump was still furious with the decision according to sources close to the president.
Come June 8th and it was admitted that former FBI Director James Comey played a big part in getting this investigation started.
Now, in a new report, it has been said that President Trump absolutely blasted Jeff Sessions for his decision, calling him an “idiot” in the Oval Office. He had apparently seen this as what it was, a huge stab in the back. For the Senate’s first Trump supporter to make such a huge mistake shows some serious lack of judgement and sadly, character.
Trump left WH in a fury on Friday, fuming about Sessions's recusal and telling aides that Sessions shouldn't have recused himself…
— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 4, 2017
Though it might seem like things have cooled down, at least a little bit, this whole situation is far from being over. It sounds like AG Jeff Sessions has been on some very thin ice ever since he announced his recusal.
H/T World Politic US