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Trump wishes he had picked someone other than Jeff Sessions to be attorney general

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said via Twitter he wished he had tapped someone other than Jeff Sessions for the position of attorney general.

Trump quoted Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who said in a Fox News appearance, “there are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!”

“And I wish I did!” Trump added.

Gowdy was criticizing Sessions for recusing himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. A New York Times report alleged the president asked Sessions in March 2017 to reverse his recusal.

“I think what the President is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterward,” Gowdy said. “If I were the President and I picked someone to be the country’s chief law enforcement officer, and they told me later ‘oh by the way I’m not going to be able to participate in the most important case in the office, I would be frustrated too,” Gowdy noted.

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