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President Donald Trump had earlier on said that he has total confidence in the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and that he saw no need for Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation regarding Russian meddling with the U.S. politics.
Trump made his statement in support for Sessions as he responded to a question that was posed to him before he spoke at an event aboard a Navy aircraft carrier in Virginia. The Attorney General has been under fire from Democrats and Republicans after an acknowledgment from the Justice Department claiming that Sessions had contacts with the Russian ambassador while he was acting as a prominent surrogate for Trump’s campaign.
President Trump said that he was not aware that Sessions had the contacts. Trump also said that Sessions should not remove himself from inquiries into Russia’s attempts to influence the election.
The allegations over Sessions are promoting Trump’s administration to fight against the unproven claims that Trump’s associates had unexplained contacts with the Kremlin during the period Russia was accused of trying to interfere with the 2016 election.
The White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer told reporters that Sessions had not done anything that was not part of the job. Spicer also said that Trump isn’t concerned that Sessions did not alert White House to the contacts with the ambassador during his confirmation.
The renewed pressure from Democrats is a sign of a malicious plot that they intend to unleash on Trump’s administration. The Democrats are asking Sessions to resign, however, Trump has stood up by his attorney.
The latest spat has placed President Trump in a position where he has to be involved. The allegations are inappropriate as anyone knows they are being perpetuated by Democrats who have their own selfish agenda at heart. However, there’s a very small probability that this will escalate into the resignation of a second key aide.