Trump On Sessions' Future As Attorney General: 'Time Will Tell'

President Donald Trump reiterated his disappointment with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday.
Posted at 8:56 AM, Jul 26, 2017

President Donald Trump stopped short of calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation on Tuesday. But he also didn't rule out firing the country's top law enforcement officer, either. 

"I'm very disappointed with the attorney general, but we will see what happens. Time will tell. Time will tell," Trump said.

Early Tuesday, Trump criticized Sessions on Twitter for the second day in a row.

So reporters later asked Trump about Sessions' future during a joint press conference with the Lebanese prime minister.

Trump's response was pretty much the same as his comments to The New York Times in an interview last week. He reiterated his belief that Sessions shouldn't have recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

That Times interview was the first time the president publicly expressed his disappointment in Sessions. 

Trump said Tuesday: "He should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have quite simply picked somebody else. So I think that's a bad thing, not for the president but for the presidency. I think it's unfair to the presidency."

Prior to the press conference Tuesday, Trump sat down for an interview with The Wall Street Journal

In it, Trump pushed back on criticism that he wasn't reciprocating Sessions' loyalty to him. Sessions was the first Republican senator to endorse Trump and remained a loyal supporter of his campaign.

Trump told the Journal: "It's not like a great loyal thing about the endorsement."