Sessions offered to resign amid special counsel tension

The president traces a direct line between Sessions' decision to recuse himself from any Russian Federation investigation to where he stands now: With former FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed as a special counsel and with intense public focus on the Russian Federation investigation.

The bickering between Sessions and Trump comes as the president slammed the Justice Department's handling of his executive order on immigration, which among other things, restricts travel to the USA from several Muslim-majority countries.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked whether the president's tweets cross the line where it "becomes news, becomes the agenda and actually impedes his ability to get things done".

A senior administration official said that at one point, Sessions expressed he would be willing to resign if Trump no longer wanted him there.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly clashed with President Donald Trump over the former's decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and the bickering has gotten so bad, that the Sessions offered to resign, according to multiple news outlets. Sessions said he was acting in his capacity as a senator in those meetings and not as a Trump campaign surrogate, but nevertheless concluded he should not be involved in any investigation having to do with the campaign.

The tense relationship between the two men "runs both ways", ABC wrote, adding that Sessions' sentiment prompted his resignation offer. This person said the attorney general offered to resign out of a sense of obligation because he was aware of how angered Trump was about his decision to recuse from the Russian Federation investigations in March. Soon after that, the president fired Mr. Comey. "I don't, If I haven't had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about it".

He has also blamed Sessions for the fallout from an executive order that the president signed putting in place a travel ban on seven primarily Muslim countries, which courts have blocked.

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