Trump says he should not have picked Sessions as attorney general: NY Times

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Posted: Jul 19, 2017 8:02 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to a New York Times interview.

"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,'" the Times quoted Trump as saying.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)