Sessions, who left the attorney general job in November 2018, has repeatedly explained that he recused himself from the investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation because he himself was a peripherally part of the campaign. "That's why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!"
The President tweeted earlier Friday in support of Tuberville and said in part, "Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions". That's not your agenda and it's not mine or Alabama's. 'If he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else'.
Trump was commenting on Twitter after Tuberville claimed Sessions threw Trump "to the wolves" when he recused himself.
Sessions has emphasized multiple times that he felt he had to follow the law and recuse himself.
Sessions was sacked after the midterm elections in 2018 and replaced by William Barr, an attorney general who has proved much more to Trump's liking, working to protect the president and to reject the findings and premise of the justice department investigation into Russian election interference. To not recuse myself from that investigation, of which I was a target as a senior campaign official and a witness, would have been breaking the law.
"Help me keep him from "helping" President Trump (and the Democrats) again here!"
Sessions resignation came on November 7, 2018 - a day after the national mid-term elections, at Trump's request.
Tuberville's tweet was eerily similar to the president's after sending his own message earlier this week. Trump has always been frustrated with his former attorney general over the recusal decision on all things related to the 2016 presidential election.
Sessions finished second in the March 3 Republican primary, two points behind Tuberville.
Sessions is an immigration hardliner and mentor to the hard-right Trump adviser Stephen Miller. Sessions was the first US senator to endorse Trump, donning a Make America Great Again hat at an Alabama rally.
Sessions and Tuberville have recently traded barbs on the campaign trail, with Tuberville accusings Sessions of taking a $24,000 speaking fee from "swampy special interest groups seeking his favor", namely a global investment firm called Skybridge Capital.
In the same tweet, Trump also criticized Tuberville's opponent, former Atty.
In public speeches before declaring his Senate candidacy and during the campaign, Sessions voiced support for Trump and his policies.