'Sessions has a VERY weak position on Clinton crimes': Trump issues new loyalty test to attorney general
Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

President Donald Trump has made clear to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he must launch an investigation of Hillary Clinton to keep his job.

The president has been attacking Sessions, the first Republican senator to endorse his campaign, for days since expressing anger in a New York Times interview about the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Trump asked Monday why the "beleaguered" Sessions and congressional investigators weren't probing Clinton's "crimes & Russia relations," and he sharpened his attack Tuesday morning in a series of tweets.

Trump was referring to reports that Ukrainian government officials helped reporters and Clinton allies look into Trump and his team’s ties to Russia, which the president's nominee for FBI director, Christopher Wray, has said he's willing to investigate.

The president appeared to be asking Sessions to demonstrate his loyalty by opening a new investigation of Clinton's actions during the campaign, which Trump promised to do repeatedly on the campaign trail -- which supporters usually punctuated with chants of "lock her up."

Trump considered nominating McCabe, who took over as interim director after the president fired James Comey for apparently flunking a loyalty test, as FBI director before moving on to Wray.