Jeff Sessions snaps back after Trump tells Alabama not to trust him

Clay Curtis
May 23, 2020

Sessions released a letter last week addressing his recusal, arguing that it was necessary under the law. I did my duty and you're damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. "Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do", he said.

The Trump reelection campaign also sent a letter to Sessions' campaign in March, insisting that the former longtime Alabama senator stop making connections to himself and Trump.

Tuberville and Sessions got the two top spots in the late-March GOP primary, vying to unseat Democratic Sen.

"3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began", Trump wrote in a Friday afternoon tweet.

"Mr. President, Alabama can and does trust me, as do conservatives across the country", Sessions wrote.

On Friday night, Sessions chose to hit back at the president.

But Sessions still attempted to smooth things over with the president despite being humiliated on Twitter, by trying to embrace the Trump's views on immigration while knocking Tuberville's. Democrats fear the review, being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, is a politically-tainted inquisition to discredit the Mueller team's work.

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Sessions recused himself soon after being confirmed by the Senate as attorney general from what became the Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

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.

Trump repeatedly attacked Sessions for his recusal before finally dismissing him in November 2018. Sessions was the first US senator to endorse Trump, donning a Make America Great Again hat at an Alabama rally. He and Sessions will contest a runoff in July, the victor facing Jones in November. Alternately, Sessions accused Tuberville of hiding something after he missed a recent filing deadline for financial disclosures.

In fact special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed by then deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein on 17 May 2017, said in his report that though he had not found evidence of criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the president, he was not exonerating Trump.

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 later alleged Tuberville is "too afraid to debate me". "I know Alabama. Tuberville doesn't".

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