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Summary: Donald Trump’s recent tweets about Jeff Sessions has many thinking he will soon fire the Republican Attorney General.

It’s a well-known fact that President Donald Trump likes using Twitter, and on Tuesday, he used the powerful platform to display his dislike for his former ally, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In a series of tweets, he launched an assault on Sessions from his personal account @realDonaldTrump, according to The Washington Post. 


“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted at 6:12 a.m.

Trump tweeted multiple messages about Sessions not investigating the alleged crimes of Hillary Clinton and those who leaked confidential White House information to the press. The tweets fueled rumors that Trump is unhappy with the Department of Justice chief and that his job may be in jeopardy.

Additionally, political pundits have already predicted that Trump is eyeing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a possible replacement.

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According to The Washington Post, Sessions fell out of favor with Trump in March when he recused himself from the DOJ investigation into the 2016 presidential campaign. The DOJ is probing into whether Russia illegally influenced the election to swing in Trump’s favor, and the probe is now being helmed by Robert Mueller.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday that Trump was “frustrated” with Sessions recusing himself but it has not been an official decision to fire him. In only a few months, the White House administration has been known for its volatile environment, with a few high-profile firings and hirings. Huckabee Sanders herself was recently promoted after Trump had fired her predecessor Sean Spicer on Friday.

“Look, I know that [Trump] is frustrated and certainly disappointed in the attorney general for recusing himself, but . . . I think that’s a decision that if the president wants to make, he certainly will,” Huckabee Sanders said on “Fox & Friends.” “That frustration certainly hasn’t gone away, and I don’t think it will.”

Before the recusal, Sessions, a former Republican senator from Alabama, was a Trump supporter and one of the president’s most trusted advisors. His appointment to the Attorney General position was met with criticism because of his positions which opponents viewed as racist.

But Trump did not mind Sessions’ controversial stances. Instead, he was bothered by his recusal, and in an interview with The New York Times last week, he said he would not have appointed Sessions if he knew he was going to recuse himself.

Conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt said on Tuesday, “It’s clear the president wants [Sessions] gone.” However, sources close to Sessions told The Daily Beast that the Alabama man will not be bullied into quitting even though he is bothered by the tweets.

“He’s not going anywhere,” said a Sessions ally. “He is not going to resign. What he is accomplishing is way too important to the country.”

What do you think of Trump’s beef with Sessions? Let us know in the comments below.


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