Tensions are high at the White House, as Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify on Thursday against the President’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.
This lead to a series of heated exchanges between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that occurred over the past several weeks.
These arguments started when Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe.
According to a senior administration official, Sessions even told President Trump that he would be more than willing to resign if Trump did not want him there anymore.
When Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked if President Trump had confidence in AG Sessions, he was not able to definitively reply, leading many to the conclusion that another situation like that of Flynn might arise again.
Not only is President Trump upset with Sessions, but Sessions has been giving him trouble about his tweets, saying that it caused many problems in the days before Comey was fired.
NN has previously reported that Trump was frustrated with Sessions’ decision to recuse himself.
Sessions was Trump’s first supporter in the Senate and was an enthusiastic backer throughout the campaign — standing with Trump through multiple controversies. And Sessions’ own team has become a part of Trump’s inner circle: former Sessions chief of staff Rick Dearborn is now Trump’s deputy chief of staff, and former Sessions spokesman Stephen Miller has evolved into a highly influential figure as Trump’s policy director and speechwriter. After the election, Sessions was rewarded with one of the most prominent positions in Trump’s new administration, atop the Justice Department. But pressure has been mounting on Trump over his campaign’s communications with Russians. Trump told NBC News that he fired Comey in part because of the Russia probe and Comey, in a memo about a private talk, said Trump pressured him to drop his investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.