Furious Trump attacked ‘idiot’ Sessions and told him to quit over Mueller — then rejected his resignation: report
President Donald Trump was reportedly irate over special counsel Robert Mueller being appointed and he took it out on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
According to a New York Times report, Trump raked Sessions over the coals in an Oval Office meeting and told the attorney general he should resign. Evidently, the blame fell to the former Alabama senator because Trump felt if Sessions hadn’t recused himself then the Justice Department would be in charge of the investigation. Since Sessions recused himself, Trump charged him with “disloyalty” and a string of insults were unleashed.
Sessions reportedly told Trump he would resign and sent a letter saying as much to the White House, according to four different sources. Sessions even vented about the humiliating way in which Trump addressed him and called it demeaning. Remarkably similar to the way Gen. John Kelly has described Trump, Sessions said that it was the worst he’s ever been spoken to in his professional life.