Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump

As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign.

The friction between the two men stems from the attorney general’s abrupt decision in March to recuse himself from anything related to the Russia investigation — a decision the president only learned about minutes before Sessions announced it publicly. Multiple sources say the recusal is one of the top disappointments of his presidency so far and one the president has remained fixated on.

Trump’s anger over the recusal has not diminished with time. Two sources close to the president say he has lashed out repeatedly at the attorney general in private meetings, blaming the recusal for the expansion of the Russia investigation, now overseen by Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

  • George_Costanza

    How about the fact that he ignores the 9th Amendment, and continues the ‘war on drugs’; and he also ignores the mass crime of water fluoridation.

  • Pyra Gorgon

    Yeah okay fine, Jeff Sessions. Probably best you go ahead and resign now before you do something stupid, like re-invigorate the evil “war on drugs” and destroy and murder more Americans. Yep, go clean out your desk and return all the sticky notes and boxes of pens before heading out, Mr. Sessions.

    Volunteer time at an animal shelter or something instead of politics, honest work.