Ex-US attorney rips Trump’s ‘abject humiliation’ of Sessions: He sees the attorney general as 'his personal lapdog'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump.

Harry Litman, a former U.S. attorney and deputy assistant attorney general, slammed Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on Jeff Sessions, calling it “despicable” that the president views the attorney general of the United States as “his personal lapdog.”


“How sad is it the president uses him as a punching bag when he was one of the earliest supporters, he was the first senator to climb onto Donald Trump's campaign when nobody else would touch him?” MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked on Thursday. “He’s been there for the president, he’s traveled with the president, and because he can't oversee the [special counsel Robert] Mueller investigation or, in Donald Trump's words, ‘protect him,’ … Because of that, he's going to keep getting beat up by the president.”

“Can you imagine?” Litman replied. “Look, it's despicable on many levels. On the personal level—he’s one of the earliest, most loyal supporters, and he's being savaged. And savaged by tweet, not personal conversation, which is totally schmucky of the president. It's despicable at the management level, but it’s really despicable, this recurrent theme that the president of the United States views the nation’s chief law enforcement officer as his personal lapdog and the sort of pit bull to go after the rest of the body politic.”

“I think it's got to be humiliating for Sessions,” Litman continued. “…Trump actually savaged him to the point of tears last year, and this is not any fun at all, this abject humiliation that Trump is subjecting him to.”