Behind Trump and Sessions Twitter row, a key Senate seat

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Donald Trump Calls on Jeff Sessions to Drop Out of Alabama U.S. Senate Race 1 Shawn Thew GettyJeff Poor23 May 2020

On Friday, he wrote: "Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law". It led to a response from Sessions as having been "damn fortunate" for the recusal. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration.

Sessions, a former Alabama Senator who became USA attorney general in 2017, has sought to return back to his previous role as an Alabama Senator following his ousting by Trump in 2018.

Sessions and Trump have repeatedly sparred since the former attorney general announced the bid for his former seat earlier this year. The victor of the primary is expected to be the favorite against incumbent Doug Jones, a Democrat.

Trump, who has relentlessly bashed Sessions for recusing himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, once again put his ex-attorney general on blast via Twitter on Friday night.

Trump also called on Sessions to quit the race for his former US Senate seat from Alabama. "He let our Country down", the President tweeted.

"Of course, President Trump can endorse anyone he chooses for the U.S. Senate election in Alabama", Sessions tweeted at the time.

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

Tommy Tuberville speaks to his supporters at Auburn Oaks Farm in Notasulga, Ala., March 3, 2020.

"Help me keep him from "helping" President Trump (and the Democrats) again here!"

Sessions represented Alabama in the Senate for 20 years before joining the Trump administration in 2017. He said that far too little is known about Tuberville. "I won't ever run from a fight in the U.S. Senate", Tuberville, a political neophyte, said in a social media statement. (Joe Songer |

Tuberville has hammered Sessions over his relationship with Trump, who is popular among Alabama Republicans. A campaign ad released last week showed "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asking Trump, "If you had one do-over as president, what would it be?"

In fact special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed by then deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein on 17 May 2017, said in his report that though he had not found evidence of criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the president, he was not exonerating Trump. Forced out by Trump in November 2018, he now hopes to return to the Senate.

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