Trey Gowdy decided to speak up about the public dispute between Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he said that Session was right to recuse himself from the Russia probe and that Trump’s frustration is understandable.
“I think Jeff Sessions made the right decision in recusing himself,” Try stated Tuesday for Fox News. “And I also understand the president’s frustration at the decisions and actions of Attorney General Sessions that led to him having to recuse himself.”
“That’s where my focus is: The president is frustrated that he picked an attorney general that had to recuse himself,” he stated.
Sessions decided to recuse himself in March because it was uncovered that he met with the Russian Ambassador two times during the campaign.
Gowdy said that Sessions recusing himself was the right decision at that time, but that he was to blame because he didn’t uncover his conversations before accepting the appointment from Trump.
“The recusal was based on the attorney general’s failure to recall some meetings. So that’s what the recusal was based on,” he stated.
“The recusal was appropriate, but I do understand the president’s frustration: ‘I wish you had told me this when you were interviewing for the job, perhaps I would have picked someone else,’” Gowdy stated.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 25, 2017
Trump in an interview with The New York Times said that he wouldn’t have nominated Sessions as an Attorney General if he had known that he would recuse himself. He also attacked Sessions for not doing his job right.
On Monday, Trump tweeted asking why “beleaguered” Sessions wasn’t looking into “Crooked Hillary’s crimes & Russia relations.”
Tuesday Trump also criticized Sessions for his “VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Sessions stated that he will remain to work as attorney general even though Trump attacked him.
“I have the honor of serving as attorney general,” Sessions stated in a news conference. “And I plan to continue to do so, as long as that is appropriate.”
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