Sessions Offered to Resign Amid Tension With President

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According to ABC News, US President Donald Trump was furious with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

ABC News reported that the offer was made against the backdrop of Trump's anger with Sessions over the latter's decision in March to recuse himself from dealing with any aspect of the Russian Federation case - a decision the president has repeatedly blamed for the expansion of the Russian Federation probe.

The news network reports that Trump only found out about the recusal shortly before that fantastic press conference in which Sessions displayed his legal acrobatic skills as he simultaneously avoided admitting any guilt and distanced himself from the probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

According to thehill.com, Trump has reportedly lashed out at Sessions in recent meetings, and on Monday fired off multiple tweets critical of the Justice Department. According to the New York Times, Trump blamed Sessions for the involvement of Mueller in the Russian investigation.

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Trump is keenly aware of the chain of consequences that unfolded after his firing of FBI Director James Comey in May, that have consumed his White House ever since, the person said on Wednesday. At least not with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Sessions actually offered to resign, even though his friends say he doesn't want to leave, but Trump has refused to accept that resignation.

A spokesperson for Sessions has declined to comment for several national media stories on the offer to resign.

"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted", Trump said in one tweet.

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Sessions was among Trump's earliest and most ardent supporters during the presidential campaign - a loyalty that Trump rewarded by nominating the long-time Alabama senator to be his chief law enforcement officer.

A Trump adviser said Sessions was just one of the targets of the USA president as his frustration with the Russian Federation investigation boils over.

Despite this, an associate of Sessions who spoke with the attorney general Tuesday knocked down the prospect of an impending resignation and told The Daily Caller, "he's not going anywhere". In fact, two sources tell me before the deputy attorney general tapped Mueller to be the special counsel he'd been on the shortlist to become the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

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