Earlier today, Donald Trump issued a ridiculous attack on his own Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, for passing off the investigation into alleged FISA abuse to the Department of Justice’s inspector general instead.
Whining that the inspector general was an “Obama guy”, Trump trashed Sessions for the entire world to see on Twitter. Trump wrote:
Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!”
As usual, Trump would soon regret sending that tweet.
Just a few hours later, Sessions returned fire and issued his own statement, responding to the president’s morning attack. Sessions said:
We have initiated the appropriate process that will ensure complaints against this Department will be fully and fairly acted upon if necessary. As long as I am the Attorney General, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor, and this Department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and Constitution.”
Trump should know not to burn bridges with members of his own team, but apparently, he still hasn’t learned.
Sessions’ response is a direct attack on Trump, and it looks like the relations in the White House are souring at an alarming speed.
Trump’s attack on Sessions was an ill move on the president’s part, as Sessions has now communicated that he can’t be bullied by him. But unfortunately, this will hardly be the end of Trump’s pity party.
Never one to back down from a petty fight, we all know that Trump will just continue to dig himself into an even bigger hole and continue attacking his own team.
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