Trump tried to tell Sessions that he would be "a hero" to Republicans if he "did the right thing" - not only on the investigation of Trump, but also by opening up investigations of Trump's Democratic enemies.
Judge Kimba M. Wood said that if the lawyers did not meet her June 15 deadline, she would allow the government to take control of the review, which is to determine whether any of the seized paperwork or electronic files should be protected under lawyer-client privilege belonging to Trump.
Ten months later, the Republican campaign to save Sessions has continued and - at least for now - succeeded. The decision was slammed by Trump, calling it as an "ultimate betrayal". The effort is one of the few effective Republican attempts to install guardrails around a president who delights in defying advice and breaking the rules.
"I think when the President finds out what happened he's going to be not just fine, he's going to be glad we have an Federal Bureau of Investigation that took seriously what they heard".
Sessions' recusal gave way to the appointment of Mueller by Rosenstein. "There's no doubt he has some, some grievances".
"I don't know", he said.
But Trump's frequent fits of fury over Sessions have only further attracted the special counsel's attention. "Nor do I think he should".
Trump's warning to Canada: Fair NAFTA deal, or no deal at all
The Canadian leader told Trump in a phone call he would not sign an agreement with such a "sunset clause". Trump's remarks follow a refusal by Trudeau to accept terms laid out by the USA administration.
Metal tariffs 'incomprehensible,' says Guajardo as trade war threatens
The threatened tariffs are all about putting more negotiating coinage on the USA side of the NAFTA negotiating table. But the White House also said the administration is still committed to "good-faith negotiations with our allies".
6million share Peter Kay's commute
As John and Kayleigh drove along they passed Man United's Old Trafford stadium - emblazoned with the words "Manchester City". Fans loved it so much they have called on comic Peter to turn it into a single so they can get it to the top of the charts.
President Donald Trump's lawyer has repeatedly counseled him not to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions despite the president's ongoing anger at the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe. On Thursday, Trump tweeted, "The corrupt Mainstream Media is working overtime not to mention the infiltration of people, Spies (Informants), into my campaign!"
Republicans, led by Devin Nunes, have demanded access from the Justice Department to classified materials related to Russian Federation investigations, with Nunes even threatening at one point to hold attorney general Jeff Sessions in contempt. It comes amid fresh news reports that Trump had asked Sessions to rescind his recusal.
But he added that Trump likely isn't really hoping Sessions will resign, citing the fact that it would be tough to get a new attorney general approved by the Senate any time soon.
Trump has been vocal about his disdain for Sessions' decision to step aside, and said in July he never would have nominated Sessions had he known that ultimately, he would not be the one overseeing the investigation.
Sessions reportedly offered to resign past year after a browbeating by the president, but that offer was refused. "But at the end of the day, the president can remove the attorney general or any cabinet official for any reason or no reason". The person expressed sympathy but argued against firing Sessions, in part because of his success in carrying out the president's agenda.
When asked if Sessions has a "target" on him, Chaffetz replied: "Jeff Sessions is the attorney general in name only". Hours after the president's attack on Wednesday, Sessions visited the White House for a routine litigation issue, a Justice Department official said. Days later, Rosenstein, over Trump's objections, named Mueller, another former FBI director, to take over the Russian Federation investigation.
WASHINGTON - Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Obama was struggling to understand Donald Trump's victory. He also said in his confirmation hearing he would recuse himself from investigations into Clinton and any probes linked to the 2016 campaign.