Trump Steps Up Feud With Sessions

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Posted: Aug 24, 2018 8:22 AM
Trump Steps Up Feud With Sessions

The war of words between President Trump and his attorney general continued Friday, as Trump seemed to mock Jeff Sessions, calling on him to investigate the “other side.”

Trump quoted the attorney general’s statement from Thursday saying DOJ “will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” which came after the president's attacks on him during a "Fox and Friends" interview. Sarcastically, the president said that was “great” so he should “look into all of the corruption on the ‘other side.’”

The president then listed a series of people and matters he believed Sessions should investigate. 

Then, citing the recent sentencing of former NSA contractor Reality Winner, who was given five years in prison for leaking classified information about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Trump said what she did was “small potatoes” compared to Hillary Clinton and told Sessions it was “unfair” and a “double standard.”