Sessions Offered to Resign Over Tense Relations With Trump

Still, Trump might not want to fire Sessions for the simple reason that he might have an awfully tough time getting a replacement through the Senate. Trump is also displeased with lack of progress his Muslim ban has made in the court system, again assigning responsibility to Sessions. Trump reportedly thinks Sessions' recusal eventually led to the appointment of a special counsel who took over the investigation.

Don't fire Jeff Sessions, aides urge Donald Trump

Don't fire Jeff Sessions, aides urge Donald Trump

The White House on Thursday finally affirmed that President Donald Trump has confidence in his attorney general, two days after reporters first began asking whether he does. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores, who was with Sessions in Atlanta Tuesday, declined to comment. The person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press the request was made because of concerns Comey had about Trump.

5 questions James Comey refused to answer in his Senate testimony

In an Oval Office tete-a-tete the following month, he said Mr Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was sacked for lying to the Vice-President about his unreported conversations with the Russian ambassador.

Officer who killed motorist to testify Friday

Officer who killed motorist to testify Friday

Yanez has been charged with manslaughter. After Castile told the officer he had the gun, Yanez told Castile, "OK, don't reach for it then", and, "Don't pull it out". The officer is expected to testify when the defense presents its case. Prosecutor Jeff Paulsen , on cross-examination, asserted that "the ultimate question" in the case was whether Yanez saw a gun.

Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks

Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the comments on the attack in Tehran a day earlier "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had initially played down the attacks, describing them as "firecrackers" that "will not have the slightest effect on the will of the people".

Donald Trump hits back at James Comey after scathing testimony

Both Sessions and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner attended. Asked whether that February Oval Office discussion amounted to obstruction of justice , Comey said he expected that to be a matter for Mueller, the former FBI director who has taken over the investigation.