Trump Rips Sessions Amid Former AG's Senate Run

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Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions.

Donald Trump on Friday night blasted former Attorney General and now Senate candidate Jeff Sessions, telling Alabamans not to trust his former appointee, and urging them to vote for his rival. He let our Country down. He called Tuberville "a coward" and questioned his positions of China, trade and immigration.

Sessions released a letter last week addressing his recusal, arguing that it was necessary under the law. That's not your agenda and it's not mine or Alabama's.

'Sessions should have never recused himself, ' Trump said to the New York Times in July 2017.

In a tweet, Trump appeared to tie Sessions' firing to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, linking to a post from Sessions' Senate race rival that accused him of "running scared" when he recused himself from control of the Russian Federation investigation in 2017.

Trump had already formally endorsed Tuberville in March tweeting: 'Tommy will protect your Second Amendment, (which is under siege), is strong on Crime and the Border, and truly LOVES our Military and our Vets'. "I intend to take my case directly to the people of Alabama". I know Alabama. Tuberville doesn't, ' Sessions wrote.

"To not recuse myself from that investigation, of which I was a target as a senior campaign official and a witness, would have been breaking the law", Sessions said in a statement.

Tuberville and Sessions got the two top spots in the late-March GOP primary, vying to unseat Democratic Sen.

If former Attorney General Jeff Sessions - now running to regain a U.S.

Sessions was sacked after the midterm elections in 2018 and replaced by William Barr, an attorney general who has proved much more to Trump's liking, working to protect the president and to reject the findings and premise of the justice department investigation into Russian election interference. "I won't ever run from a fight in the U.S. Senate".

A May 2020 survey of 607 likely Republican voters showed 55.1 percent probably or definitely favoring Tuberville, compared to 31.8 percent supporting Sessions. Sessions was the first US senator to endorse Trump, donning a Make America Great Again hat at an Alabama rally.

Trump described Tuberville - a political newcomer - as "the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!"

The president's tweet included a link to Tuberville's campaign-donation site, and retweeted a Tuberville post from last Sunday, promoting his campaign.

Sessions has been so determined in its support of the president who humiliated him and fired him that many critics likened one early campaign ad to a hostage video.

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