A senior administration official said that at one point, Sessions expressed he would be willing to resign if Trump no longer wanted him there.
It recently came to light that almost half of Trump’s 32 million Twitter followers aren’t real people but fake egg-bots that the president may have bought to bolster his image.
“And the same people critiquing his use of it now critiqued it during the election and it turned out pretty well for him”, Spicer said.
Trump reportedly only heard that Sessions, who previously described himself as a “surrogate” to the tycoon’s election campaign, had made a decision to recuse himself moments before the attorney general publicly announced the move.
MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin, who was on Today when Conway debuted Team Trump’s new Wizard-of-Oz-ian Pay No Attention To the Man Behind the Curtain strategy, reminded her Twitter is Trump’s “preferred method of communication with the American people”.
Sessions remains at the Justice Department, where a spokeswoman told CNN that he is not stepping down. ABC’s sources said Trump “has remained fixated on it”, and two sources said Trump has “lashed out repeatedly” at Sessions privately, pointing at his decision to recuse himself as the reason for the escalation in the Russian Federation investigation.
Asked whether Trump’s tweets signal a shift away from Qatar and toward Saudi Arabia, Nauert stressed, “Our relationship with Qatar is one that is strong”.
A spokesman for Sessions declined to comment. “As the Trump presidency enters a summer of scandal and hearings, revelations and leaks and disastrous poll ratings, many Republicans in Congress, who will continue to face contentious town hall meetings, will belatedly run from Trump like Olympic sprinters”, he wrote.
Washington is gearing up for Thursday’s highly anticipated congressional testimony by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, sacked by Trump allegedly for refusing to shut down a probe into Michael Flynn, a national security adviser fired for having apparently lied about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador.