Five Republican senators had breakfast with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week and encouraged him to not resign despite constant pressure from President Donald Trump.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Sessions invited Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and John Kennedy of Louisiana to dine with him last Thursday morning at the Department of Justice. The meeting took place in Sessions’ dining room and included a lengthy discussion about Trump’s repeated attacks on him.
The senators, according to the Journal, urged Sessions to keep doing what he’s been doing and stay on the job, at least through the November midterms.
Sessions said he is growing tired of Trump berating him over the Russia investigation, from which Sessions recused himself because he played a role on the Trump campaign. Trump has not let up on that point for a year-and-a-half.
It was reported Tuesday that Trump has discussed firing Sessions with his aides and legal team this month but has been persuaded to hold off on doing so because of the ongoing Russia probe.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has “total confidence” in Sessions, while Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., admitted the relationship between Trump and Sessions is “dysfunctional” and “beyond repair.”
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