Trump on Sessions: "What Kind Of A Man Is This?"

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President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as well as Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, in an interview with FOX News' Ainsley Earhardt that aired on FOX & Friends today.

"Even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself and then you wouldn't have put him in. He took the job and then he said I'm going to recuse myself. I said what kind of a man is this?" Trump asked.

Trump also repeated his claim that the Obama administration is responsible for the surveillance of his campaign for president.





"I didn't want to. But I think I'm going to have to. There's such corruption. Before I got here, it's from before I got here. It's the Obama administration. And you look at what happened. They surveilled my campaign, it's very simple," he said.

EARHARDT: Mr. President a lot of people are frustrated. A lot of your supporters are frustrated with the DoJ with Jeff Sessions. There are rumors that you're going to fire him after the mid-terms and Rosenstein. They also want these documents. They're wondering if you will use your power to get these documents released?

TRUMP: Yes. At the right time I think I'm going to have to do the documents. I didn't want to. But I think I'm going to have to. There's such corruption. Before I got here, it's from before I got here. It's the Obama administration. And you look at what happened. They surveilled my campaign, it's very simple.

The FISA report, the phony fake…

EARHARDT: Rosenstein signed the last FISA report.

TRUMP: It bothers me. It's always bothered me.

EARHARDT: Will you fire him? Will you fire Sessions?

TRUMP: Well I'll tell you what. As I've said I wanted to stay uninvolved. But when everybody see's what going on in the Justice Department I always put justice now with quotes. It's a very, very sad day. Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn't have done. Or he should have told me.

Even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself and then you wouldn't have put him in. He took the job and then he said I'm going to recuse myself. I said what kind of a man is this?

And by the way he was on the campaign. You know the only reason I gave him the job. Because I felt loyalty, he was an original supporter. He was on the campaign. He knows there was no collusion. And what's come out of Manafort, no collusion. What's come out of Michael Cohen, no collusion.

This is stuff that they got. How about with Michael Cohen, in all fairness to him they raid his office at six o'clock in the morning. And how about with Manafort, they raid his home at like five in the morning. I think on a weekend and his wife is in bed. And they go in with guns. This isn't Al Capone.


Sessions responds, says Justice Department won't be "influenced by political considerations":

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