Trump escalates attacks on attorney general Sessions

Donald Trump sits with Jeff Sessions at Trump Tower in Manhattan New York

Almost two-thirds of American adults do not want President Donald Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and say they support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a new poll finds.

Trump on Monday blasted Sessions and lamented the indictments of Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins who were his earliest supporters in the Congress during the 2016 election, suggesting they should not have been charged because they are Republicans, the CNN reported. "It's about the investigation, and I think the Mueller investigation ought to go on unimpeded".

Meanwhile, Republican senators have shown new openness to a new attorney general.

"What's happening is a disgrace, and at some point ... if it doesn't straighten out properly ..."

Meanwhile, Trump's lawyers had previously warned a dismissal of Sessions would help special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of any potential obstruction of justice involving Trump.

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"I view it differently", Bloomberg quoted Trump as saying. For now. That comes from an interview President Trump gave Bloomberg today in which he declared he would not fire Sessions before the midterm elections. "I will get involved", Trump said.

Wallace said, "Remember though, that the recusal of Sessions did not lead to the special counsel".

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election campaign.

The president - who did not address the specifics of the charges, just the political impact - has previously pressed Mr Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused him of failing to take control of the Justice Department.

The President has often criticised Mr Sessions over the Russian Federation probe and resumed the attacks via Twitter last week, saying the Attorney-General had never fully exerted control over the Justice Department. He's spent the last week chatting with "any senator who will listen" about how angry he is at Sessions, one Republican Senate aide said - including Sen.

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