Sessions: "I Will Continue Serving As Attorney General As Long As That Is Appropriate"

Tyler Durden's picture

Following his scathing NYT interview published on Wednesday, in which Trump said he regretted appointing the Attorney General, and said would not have chosen Sessions to serve as attorney general had known Sessions would recuse himself from the investigation into Russian election meddling, on Thursday AG Sessions said he plans to continue to serve in his post "as long as that is appropriate."

"I have the honor of serving as attorney general. It's something that goes beyond any thought I would have ever had for myself," Sessions said during a press conference Thursday.

"We love this job, we love this department and I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate," Sessions said. Quoted by The Hill, he added that those who work in the DOJ "will continue every single day to work hard to serve the national interests and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities that President Trump."

"I'm totally confident that we can continue to run this office in an effective way," he said.

It remains to be seen if Sessions' comment will placate Trump: in Wednesday's interview, the president called Sessions' recusal "very unfair to the president" saying that "sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else," Trump said.

"How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, 'thanks, Jeff, but I'm not going to take you," he continued. "It's extremely unfair – and that's a mild word – to the president."

Last month Sessions offered to resign from his position, but Trump did not take him up on the offer. This time the outcome may be different, especially if Trump is concerned that Mueller's digging into the president's financial dealings may unveil something unpleasant. 

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NugginFuts's picture

So, is tomorrow good for you too?

Looney's picture

What should Jeff Sessions do?

<<<   He should resign immediately

<<<   He should recuse himself from ALL ISSUES and just play checkers 9-5 for the rest of Trump’s presidency.

Looney   ;-)

Big Twinkie's picture

Trump should fire Mueller and let peoples' heads explode.  During the debates Trump told Hillary "you'd be in jail".  Let's return to that promise.

NugginFuts's picture

There's a good question - why hasn't he gone on the offense yet? Seems he's always playing defense. 

Go after Hillary for a change. Put them on their heels. 

Jim Sampson's picture

This fucking smug fuck!  He needs a good punch in the face.

ne-tiger's picture

The investigation will find some non-related shit like tax invasion\money laundering and impeach Trump. It's the whole point. So Trump should fire their ass now and let the impeachment begin, which would fail any way.

JLee2027's picture

And the Senate would probably find a way to impeach Trump, even though they can't pass the repeal of ObamaCare.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Sessions has proven to be a limp dick. 

Trump needs a highly intelligent, loyal but fierce attack dog in the job.  A Rottweiler.  Someone the clowns are scared of. 

Go on the offensive. Drain the swamp FFS. 

 

JSBach1's picture

"I Will Continue Serving As Attorney General As Long As That Is Appropriate"

In abstentia?

Paul Kersey's picture

"I Will Continue Serving As Attorney General As Long As That Is Appropriate, And There Is No Truth To The Rumor That Trump Plans To Replace Me With O.J."

metastar's picture

Seize his ass then boot it!

cat-foodcafe's picture

Sessions apparently cannot even come up with his own org chart.

Here is the 2015 DOJ Org Chart by Loretta Lynch....current from DOJ web site:

https://www.justice.gov/agencies/chart

"I'm just coverin' my white Alabama ass...."

How many times have I said here on ZH comments that the FBI and DOJ are a totally useless bunch of ass-polishing fucks?  Now you have it again.  If Trump doesn't get the concept that he is going into the Justice Dept. wood chipper, he really is an asshole.  TIME TO WAKE UP !

man of Wool's picture

Sack Sessions by all means as he is another backward chrisitan nut job.

What is the new fierce dawg supposed to bite?

Drain the swamp means you haven't got a fucking clue. Just like Trump. 

 

CheapBastard's picture

The reason Sessons is not enforcing the law (or enforcing it selectively and immunifying the Crooked Clinton Klan) is maybe he has a brain tumor also? I mean, look at how screwed up McStain has acted for a long time now.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

No, the reason he is not after the Clintons is because his boss {Trump} won't allow it.

MasterChef's picture

Other than a former Goldman Sachs partner, who exactly would be both highly intelligent, and loyal to this man, and why?

silvercity's picture

Bingo! It is hard for normal people to even imagine the total,visceral hatred that the entire political class, R and D, have for Donald Trump. The election of Trump shit on ALL the political class and they will not forgive or forget. It will be total war with Trump as long as he lives. That's right. Even if he resigns they will not let up. Could be quite a show if Donald would go total war back at them.

veritas semper vinces's picture

 

>Sessions has proven to be a limp dick. 

Trump needs a highly intelligent, loyal but fierce attack dog in the job.  A Rottweiler.  Someone the clowns are scared of. 

Go on the offensive. Drain the swamp FFS.>

 

 

He can hire Hillary.You can not get more Rottweiler than this.

wisefool's picture

mueller is part of the 911 crew. Trump is the only guy who could do it, but it is better to let these old sleezebags wither and die. Firing him would put the entire deep state into death throes. Millions more innocent brown, black, white, yellow, red people and tax slaves would suffer/die/be orphaned for no legitimate reason. Not like there ever was a legimate reason. Putting hillary in jail is about as far as trump will push it.

He might be a casino owning, womanizing, 25% tax rate dude, but Trump is not stupid. What is more: he is not a lizard, he has human empathy. Best president we have had in a very long time. (such as that is)

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Sessions: "I Will Continue Serving As Attorney General As Long As That Is Appropriate"

My response: While I will NOT produce my list in this post, I could give AG Jeff Sessions a list of STUFF I want him to work on that would make America a better nation spiritually, morally, ethically and financially. 

My main question to AG Sessions would be: What is going on with the HRC and SETH RICH investigations? Any progress or are you just sitting on YOUR BLESSED ASS)URANCE getting some sunshine playing checkers? 

I would also like to ask AG Sessions: They are attacking your president, why haven't you come to his defense? 

Inquiring minds and angry Americans want to know.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

AND, WHY THE FUCK IS MUELLER ALLOWD TO INVESTIGATE TRUMP'S BUSINESS DEALINGS NOW? ISN'T IT PAINFULLY OBVIOUS THAT THE DIMOCRATS (DELIBERATE SPELLING, AND YES, I'M YELLING) ARE CONDUCTING AN INCESSANT SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO 86 OUR DULY-ELECTED PRESIDENT? TIME FOR ALL OF US 62,000,000 AMERICANS TO CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEMAND THAT SESSIONS OR SOMEONE IN AUTHORITY FIRE MUELLER.

SIGNED, ONE VERY PISSED OFF AMERICAN AND FORMER DEMOCRAT.

MasterChef's picture

Meuller broadening the scope of his investigation is the beginning of the end.  Firing Meuller will only expedite Trump's fate.  

HamFistedIdiot's picture

That's what abusers and sociopaths say: "Don't fight back, or it will be even worse."

I grow tired of cutting Trump slack, of giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Only really important players to lose so far have been the GOOD guys, like Mike Flynn and his son. And what of the Clinton Body count? It continues to grow, unimpeded by the laws of the land. We need to start a Trump body count.

wisefool's picture

I think I gave the plan that preserves the most human life and freedom. Yes, finally put the clintoontime JV mafia in jail. Get Obama too if he was actually involved in operation midyear. The hits will stop.

But the deep state really is dying. Brezinski, McCain, Rockefellar, etc. Best to leave the old wounded dragon in its lair. The material spoils of total global permanet war will still be there after they are called home. Up or Down.

EDIT: What I am saying is to not use the Leroy Jenkins strategy on the deep state. Save that for the light wieghts like the MSM, The DNC, ISIS, etc.

cat-foodcafe's picture

No, Trump is asleep at the switch.  He should have fired Sessions as soon as Sessions recused himself.

What about all the pedo arrests?  Podesta is still out there, plotting and scheming to get Trump.

Hillary is still out there with Bill, plotting and scheming with Orgasma.

Same old shit, different day. Sorry.......LOSERS !

StarGate's picture

If Trump reopened the investigation into 911-WTC and Benghazi which both were given Mueller-FBI explanations as to their cause;
Mueller would quickly retire and disappear from public life.

FoggyWorld's picture

It's not that easy.  Trump can't fire Mueller but he can fire Sessions and put in someone with the guts to do the right thing.

FoggyWorld's picture

It's not that easy.  Trump can't fire Mueller but he can fire Sessions and put in someone with the guts to do the right thing.

azusgm's picture

...or Sessions could fire Mueller, disband the special investigation team, and then resign. Could be preparing some ground for such a drama.

Bigly's picture

Sessions is worse than a big fat dud. Not neutral...negative.

Witness the Civil assets forfeiture crime yesterday.

And his dumb obsession with pot....

Akzed's picture

4-D checkers? Ok then.

junction's picture

"The Apprentice - Presidential Edition" rolls on.  

AGuy's picture

Sessions should had never been appointed since he was more valuable as a Senator, attacking the DNC and Clinton. Trump should have not picked any good RNC Congressmen and Senators to hold cabinet positions.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Can't disagree with you on this one.

Banana Republican's picture

At the time, I was very pleased with the Sessions choice, as I thought he was a principled go-getter.

I retrospect, I must agree with you. He was far more effective in the Senate.

Looney's picture

 

OD = OverDuped  ;-)

Looney

LickItUp's picture

Trump is learning the game fast. Good for him for coming out publicly with his honest criticism of Sessions who turned out to be another pathetic DC wimp on the take.

e_goldstein's picture

I'm hoping that the civil asset forfeiture announcement yesterday is the rope Trump provided Sessions to hang himself with.

HRClinton's picture

I warned you since he was appointed that Sessions is a wimp, a swish, a leather chair sniffer, when if comes to going after Big Fish. 

Instead, he deflects by going after small-fry: those at it near the bottom of the food chain. 

CheapBastard's picture

I am glad also Trump is calling these wimps out and basically putting them and the public on notice that if they don't do their job, he will fire them.

As he should.

Americans are sick and tired of the DOJ not enforcing the law vs the blatant crookery of the Klinton Krime Family, the DNC and their shills and accomplices.

mkkby's picture

Trump is learning neither the blues nor the reds will ever cooperate with him on anything.  They are totally owned by lobbyists, and he won't take the dirty money.  He might as well burn it all down.  I think he will once he gets his second term.

For the record, I wanted gov Christie for attorney general.  Sessions is a religious batshit and way too deep in red team status quo.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Christie may appear to be a total boob as New Jersey Governor, but I am with you on this. I think he would be a serious ass-kicking AG.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

Christie is a bought and paid for whore of the east coast elites. Besides, after what he did to Trump's son in law's dad, there is not a snow balls chance in hell he will be a part of his cabinet. I don't believe Christie would even want a seat on the Titanic at this point. He may be a whore, but he's not a stupid whore.

MasterChef's picture

Seems like he's laying the groundwork for firing Mueller

grunk's picture

At least do SOMETHING, Sessions.

FreeShitter's picture

He wont, but he will say he will.

SubjectivObject's picture

He's increasing Federal asset forfieture powers.

and what a slimey cretin he is for that.

and, Don, fuck you too for this.

shizzledizzle's picture

If by something you mean tell law enforcement to steal more money from Americans... You're in luck! This guy is a piece of shit.