A source close to Sessions said he has a "spine of steel" and plans on remaining in office until he is fired or asked to resign. "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".
She added, "You can be disappointed in someone but still want them to continue to do their job and that's where they are". The president fueled the speculation with one angry tweet and interview about Sessions after another. "I've understood that from the day I took the job".
Sessions, one of the first to endorse Trump during the campaign, was confirmed attorney general in February.
The Republican lawmaker also slammed Trump for what he views as an effort to "marginalize and humiliate" Sessions, adding that his Senate colleagues are also displeased with the recent barrage of attacks.
On Monday, Trump described Sessions as "beleaguered" and publicly encouraged him to investigate Clinton, whom the president defeated more than eight months ago.
Sessions went on to say he believes that he and the Big Cheeto have a "harmony of values and beliefs", but Trump clearly thinks differently. There are ongoing allegations that Trump might try to fire Mueller. That anger has boiled over in public most visibly in the form of attacks on Sessions. "And an Attorney General who doesn't follow the law is not very effective in leading the Department of Justice". He's traveling with leaders of the Justice Department's criminal division who are seeking ways to stamp out MS-13.
"Listen, we have to crack down on leaks on a number of different fronts". Fox News ran a similar story on Wednesday morning, also citing unnamed sources.
Senate Republicans were planning on taking a several-week vacation at the end of August, but have not revealed their plans for whether they'll hold pro forma sessions during that time. We love this department.