Jeff Sessions says Trump’s fortunate he did his ‘duty’ and recused himself from Russia probe
The President tweeted earlier Friday in support of Tuberville and said in part, “Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville.” He called the former Auburn football coach a “true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!”
Sessions became a source of Trump’s public frustration when in early 2017 the then-attorney general recused himself from any investigation related to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, including the ongoing Russian probe by the Department of Justice. His recusal came after it was publicly revealed that he didn’t disclose at his Senate confirmation hearing two pre-election meetings with Russia’s then-ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.
That move soured his relationship with Trump and he was finally pushed out in November 2018.