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'I plan to continue' as AG: Sessions

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 00:55

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump, saying he loves his job and plans to continue serving. Trump on Wednesday said he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to a New York Times interview. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving. "We love this job, we love this department, and I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate," Sessions said at a news conference announcing a cyber crime bust. He was flanked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who were both also targeted by the president in an interview with the New York Times. Trump said on Wednesday to the Times that he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. "Sessions should have never recused himself and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else," the Times quoted Trump as saying. Sessions recused himself in March from the probe into allegations of Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible ties between Russians and the Trump campaign. He did so after failing to disclose at his confirmation hearing that he had held meetings last year with Russia's ambassador.

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'I plan to continue' as AG: Sessions

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 00:55