White House Downplays Trump Tweets On Gulf Feud

Posted June 08, 2017

During his daily press briefing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer appeared to acknowledge that tweets written by President Trump amounted to official policy.

"I wish him good luck", the president said.

Spicer's declaration was part of a longer answer about the arrest of an alleged leaker, but the comment comically ignores the fact that Donald Trump seems never to stop commenting on ongoing investigations, including the very real possibility that Trump may live-tweet former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony on Thursday.

However, a new report by Politico claims that Sessions had floated the idea of resignation in late May, days before Trump's scheduled global tour of the Middle East, according to a close confidant of the attorney general.

Trump has been angry with Sessions, one of his most vocal and earliest supporters, ever since Sessions recused himself in March from the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between Moscow and Trump campaign aides.

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The Times reported that Trump "has intermittently fumed for months over" Sessions' recusal from all Russian Federation matters, citing individuals close to the president.

"So you can't say if he has confidence in his attorney general?"

The New York Times reports that the president has "grown sour" on Sessions, partially because he blames the recusal for the eventual appointment of a special counsel.

Trump on Tuesday tweeted about the Justice Department - the agency Sessions heads saying - that he wanted a "much tougher version" of a "travel ban" and "not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted" to the Supreme Court last week. He was also the first among the Republican candidates to endorse Trump during his campaigning days when most others from his own party were reluctant to support him.