Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tensions with Donald Trump, ABC News reports. Twitter was ablaze with reaction to this news report.
The relationship between the two men have become very tense as the Russia investigation continues to intensify and days before former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify on Capitol Hill about Trump pressuring him to drop the investigation.
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.
But sources say the frustration runs both ways, prompting the resignation offer from Sessions.
It will be very interesting to see how this all plays out. Donald Trump is becoming more and more erratic. It is a sad commentary that many are reluctant to take positions within the administration because of the trainwreck happening in real time. If Sessions resigns, that would be a major bombshell.