The impeachment fight is revving up and now Donald Trump has another political headache on his hands.
That’s because former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on the comeback trail.
And Jeff Sessions went on Fox News and made the one announcement Trump feared.
After weeks of rumor and speculation, Jeff Sessions finally made one of the worst-kept secrets in Washington official.
Sessions appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Channel program and announced his intention to run for his old Senate seat in Alabama.
Carlson immediately pressed Sessions on the hard feelings that existed between Sessions and the President after Sessions recused himself in the Russia investigation.
That decision led to Robert Mueller’s two-year long rigged witch hunt.
Sessions defended himself saying even out of government he still stayed loyal to President Trump by never criticizing him in the fake news media or by trying to cash on his time in the Trump administration with a tell-all book where he bad-mouthed the President.
“Did I write a tell-all book? No. Oh, did I go on CNN and attack the president? No. Have I said a cross word about our president? Not one time,” Sessions explained to Carlson and his audience. “I will tell you why. First, that would be dishonorable. I was there to serve his agenda, not mine. Second, the president is doing a great job. For America and Alabama, and he has my strong support.”
Sessions also tried to refute Donald Trump’s criticism of Sessions’ recusal in the Russia investigation by explaining he was merely following the Department of Justice guidelines on the matter.
“I did the thing that I had to do about rules and the Department of Justice,” Sessions stated. “The senior advisors told me that this is what the rules require, the regulations required, and I read them, and I don’t think there was any doubt from me. But I know how painful it was for the president. This whole thing was very painful for him. And he saw this as a pivotal moment. But painful and prolonged as it was, it did clear him of Russian collusion, and I’m certainly glad that that finally happened.”
Sessions also made his pitch to Republican voters in Alabama that he was the most reliable supporter of Donald Trump as evidenced by his work in the Trump administration to advance the President’s “Make America Great Again” agenda on trade, immigration and foreign policy.
“We pushed [Trump’s] immigration agenda, his trade agenda, & began to work towards a more realistic foreign policy that doesn’t get us in endless wars. I think he was right about all 3 of those.”
When Sessions leaked word that he was running, reports surfaced that the President intended to oppose Sessions’ candidacy.
“Trump sent word to Sessions over a week ago that he could face pain if he runs. So Republicans were mostly surprised he went ahead with it,” the New York Times Maggie Haberman reported.
But Haberman went on to add that “So far, Trump has stayed quiet.”
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