Sanders: Trump still has 'concerns' about spy allegations

Sanders: Trump still has 'concerns' about spy allegations

Sanders: Trump still has 'concerns' about spy allegations

President Trump acknowledged again Wednesday that he wishes he had not appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, though he did not address reports that his treatment of Sessions may be part of an obstruction of justice investigation in the Russian Federation probe.

In a series of morning tweets, Trump quoted televised comments from Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican who leads the House's government oversight committee, suggesting Trump had a right to be frustrated with Sessions' handling of the recusal.

Further expanding on his comments in a follow-up interview on Wednesday morning, Gowdy said on CBS "This Morning" that Trump's lawyers "have an obligation to go share with him" what lawmakers learned in the meeting to help tamp down his continued promotion of "Spygate".

Trump then added, "And I wish I did!"

Trump has frequently criticized Sessions over his recusal, which paved the way for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The president now says he regrets hiring Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General.

"I have always said, 'I think you ought to sit down. you've told us publicly there was no collusion, there was no obstruction, ' " Gowdy said.

In March, Fox News temporarily pulled Napolitano off the air after he made the baseless assertion that former president Barack Obama had asked for British assistance in wiretapping Trump.

A top backer of Trump campaign, Sessions chose to recuse himself from the Russian meddling probe after it was revealed that during the 2016 presidential election, he had not disclosed the "contacts" with the USA ambassador to Russia.

"He didn't even tell the president he was going to do it", Napolitano added about Sessions' decision to recuse himself. At the time, he was the first Trump cabinet official known to be interviewed.

"Sometimes the harsh criticisms like "I wish I did pick another lawyer" is not a way of saying 'get out of my life.' It's a way of saying 'come into my life". Gowdy, a Republican and Tea Party member, said.

His comments come after Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he was "convinced" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted appropriately in its use of a confidential informant to contact members of Trump's campaign.

It wasn't the first time Trump has publicly criticized Sessions, dating back to past year, when the former Alabama senator recused himself from the investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 presidential race.

However, Sessions has consulted in-house Justice Department experts about whether he should recuse, and he has stuck by their decisive recommendation.

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