Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jeff Sessions fires back at Trump: 'DOJ will not be improperly influenced by political considerations'

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/23/jeff-sessions-pushes-back-against-trump-actions-of-doj-will-not-be-improperly-influenced-by-political-considerations.html

 

The exchange comes amid heightened speculation that Sessions could be on the chopping block. Earlier Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that Trump could fire Sessions after the November midterms.

 

"I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice," Graham told reporters on Thursday. Graham, an influential voice on the Senate's powerful Judiciary Committee, said it was clear that Sessions did not have the confidence of the president.