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

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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cat-foodcafe JSBach1 Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:14 Permalink

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 !

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silvercity MasterChef Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:07 Permalink

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.

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wisefool Big Twinkie Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:19 Permalink

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)

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GUS100CORRINA wisefool Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:06 Permalink

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.

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Chauncey Gardener GUS100CORRINA Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:00 Permalink

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.

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HamFistedIdiot wisefool Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:12 Permalink

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.

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wisefool HamFistedIdiot Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:59 Permalink

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.

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cat-foodcafe wisefool Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:18 Permalink

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 !

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LickItUp Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:59 Permalink

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.

CheapBastard HRClinton Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:19 Permalink

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.

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mkkby LickItUp Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:01 Permalink

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.

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