In an interview with Bloomberg Donald Trump said he wasn’t going to fire Sessions before the midterms.
President Donald Trump said Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s job is safe at least until the midterm elections in November.
But the president also blasted Sessions for failing to rein in what he called an “illegal investigation” by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether Trump and his campaign aides colluded with Russians in the 2016 election.
“I just would love to have him do a great job,” Trump said Thursday in an Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News. Asked if he’d keep Sessions beyond November, he declined to comment. “I’d love to have him look at the other side,” he said, reiterating calls for Sessions’s Justice Department to investigate Democrat Hillary Clinton and the origins of the Russia probe.
“I do question what is Jeff doing,” Trump said.
He then called the Mueller investigation illegal.
Asked whether he would comply with a subpoena from Mueller to answer questions, Trump said in the interview that “I’ll see what happens.”
“I view it differently. I view it as an illegal investigation” because “great scholars” have said that “there never should have been a special counsel,” the president said.
It is unclear if he will fire Sessions after the midterms or not but him calling the Mueller investigation illegal is important.
We reported that Trump’s legal team is preparing a counter report to Robert Mueller’s report that will call into question the legitimacy of the investigation.