In a three-part tweet, Trump quoted comments made by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Fox News in which he defended the president's "frustration" with Sessions. "There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!"
The newspaper reported Tuesday that when Sessions flew down to Florida to have dinner with the President at his Mar-a-Lago resort in March 2017, Trump berated Sessions about his decision and asked him to rescind it, a request Sessions declined. "I told the president at the time that I just didn't know what I would have done".
Scores of cannabis activists and consumers decried the appointment of Sessions - an outspoken opponent of marijuana legalization - and now President Trump has joined their ranks by openly lamenting his decision to tap Sessions as America's top law enforcer. "The president would have every right to ask him to unrecuse himself", he added.
During a Tuesday appearance on "The Last Word with Lawrence McDonnell", Johnson noted the countless times Trump has publicly attacked Sessions - not mentioning the president's most recent tweet saying he wished "he could have picked somebody else" to serve as US attorney general.
And the Federal Bureau of Investigation was doing just that when it sent a confidential informant to meet with three Trump campaign aides in 2016, Gowdy said.
Other lawmakers and allies of the president have reportedly spoken to the phone with Trump in recent months and used the opportunity to raise several points to the president: Namely, that conservatives in Congress would revolt against the administration if Sessions, a longtime senator, was fired. "We run toward the criminality, but I would think everyone would want to know what Russian Federation did".
Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, made the comments while discussing Sessions' recusal of himself from the Russian Federation investigation. And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said. Sessions could then have run in the Alabama special election to win back the rest of his term in the Senate, and Trump could have picked an AG without any connections to his campaign. "Donald Trump is entitled as President of the United States constitutionally to have any discussion with Jeff Sessions".
Trump's anger remains unabated and he suggested on Twitter again Wednesday that he wishes he had never offered the job to Sessions.