Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired back at Donald Trump in a statement after the President continued to attack his work at the Justice Department.
Here is the statement:
I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in, which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the President’s agenda—one that protects the safety and security and rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty.
While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action. However, no nation has a more talented, more dedicated group of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors than the United States. I am proud to serve with them and proud of the work we have done in successfully advancing the rule of law.
This was in response to Trump’s attack on him during an interview on Fox and Friends.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 23, 2018