Last night’s stunning New York Times interview with Donald Trump in which he publicly trashed Attorney General Jeff Sessions and said he wouldn’t have appointed him if he knew Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russia probe has folks wondering if Sessions will resign.
“Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” he added. “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.”
Mr. Trump also faulted Mr. Sessions for his testimony during Senate confirmation hearings when Mr. Sessions said he had not met with any Russians even though he had met at least twice with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak. “Jeff Sessions gave some bad answers,” the president said. “He gave some answers that were simple questions and should have been simple answers, but they weren’t.”
Said Rachel Maddow who put Sessions and perhaps several other members of Trump’s administration, on resignation watch:
“In normal times, we would expect an official criticized this way by the president to resign before the evening is over. That said, these are not normal times.”
CNN reports that Sessions has no plans to resign: