Trump, Sessions Spar as President Reiterates Tuberville Endorsement

Paola Ditto
Mag 24, 2020

Sessions left the Senate to join Trump's cabinet in 2017, but Trump grew upset with him when he recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including an examination of possible links between Russia and Trump's campaign.

"3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began".

Jeff Sessions swatted back at his former boss on Twitter, telling President Trump to stay out of the Alabama GOP Senate primary where the former attorney general is battling for the nomination to reclaim his old Senate seat.

"Mr. President, Alabama can and does trust me, as do conservatives across the country", Sessions tweeted on Saturday morning, referring to an earlier Trump attack.

'[You] [r] ecused yourself ON DAY ONE (you never told me of a problem), and ran for the hills.

Sessions' latest defense comes as he faces Tommy Tuberville in a tough Republican runoff primary election for Alabama's US Senate seat - a race that pits the man who held the seat for 20 years against a political neophyte.

Sessions has been so determined in its support of the president who humiliated him and fired him that many critics likened one early campaign ad to a hostage video.

Sessions was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump for president and was confirmed as attorney general in February 2017. Trump has always been frustrated with his former attorney general over the recusal decision on all things related to the 2016 presidential election.

"Look, I know your anger", he tweeted.

"Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do".

The victor of the Sessions-Tuberville runoff will face Democratic incumbent Sen.

It may feel like Bill Barr has been taking a paper shredder to the rule of law for ages, but it's only been about a year and a half since Jeff Sessions was serving as the nation's attorney general. Sessions, during the call, acknowledged he had a "disagreement" with Trump, but added that he had "resisted every effort" to openly criticize the president.

Tuberville has hammered Sessions over his relationship with Trump, who is popular among Alabama Republicans. Forced out by Trump in November 2018, he now hopes to return to the Senate.

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