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Sessions Finally Stands Up to the Bully

Sessions Finally Stands Up to the Bully

Trump-appointed Attorney General, and early Trump supporter Jeff Sessions pushes back at the president, vows Justice Department impartiality.

In a rare move for the nation’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is publicly pushing back against criticism lobbed at him Wednesday by President Donald Trump – the latest in a series of personal attacks.

“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,” Sessions said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.

Only hours earlier, Trump rebuked his attorney general on Twitter for referring Republican accusations of government surveillance abuses to the Justice Department’s inspector general, rather than having the broader Justice Department investigate the matter.

At an afternoon event at the White House that took place after Sessions issued his statement, Trump ignored a question about whether he still had confidence in his attorney general.

At issue is the Justice Department and FBI’s court-approved surveillance of former Trump adviser Carter Page.

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