Fox News Analyst Slams Donald Trump Over Jeff Sessions Comments: AG's Job is Not to 'Play Goalie' For President

A top Fox News analyst challenged President Donald Trump's understanding Monday of just what Attorney General Jeff Sessions's role is, as the president reiterated attacks on the country's most senior lawyer and law enforcement officer.

Fox senior political analyst Brit Hume, who before has sided with Trump over allegations of impropriety by the FBI and Justice Department involving the Russia probe, asked whether Trump would ever "learn" that Sessions does not serve as "goalie for a president or his party…"

Hume and other Fox analysts and hosts have often defended Trump, but he appeared to break from Trump's about Sessions.

"Will DJT never learn that an attorney general's job is not to play goalie for a president or his party, or any party for that matter?" Hume tweeted.

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Hume's comment directly responded to Trump's most recent attack against Sessions on Monday, with the president taking umbrage with Justice continuing investigations into Republican congressman with the midterm elections just over two months away.

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"Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff," Trump tweeted.

Trump also said Democrats now "love" Sessions while suggesting the party also flipped its view of former FBI director James Comey after the president fired him last year.

"The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now. Same thing with Lyin' James Comey. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM! Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact. Really sick!" Trump said.

Trump has unleashed a number of attacks against Sessions ever since the former Alabama senator recused himself from any investigation involving Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign. Sessions said his close affiliation with Trump's bid made it improper for him to conduct any probe of the campaign, but the president has since said he never would have appointed Sessions if he had known about a possible recusal.

The president also said last week that while wanted Sessions to do a "good job" while hinting that the attorney general may not have a job following the midterms. Dismissing Sessions and the process involved in confirming his replacement has long been viewed as politically dangerous for Trump as Republicans cling to a 23-seat majority in the House and even smaller one-seat advantage in the Senate.

This combination of pictures created on August 1, 2018 shows President Donald Trump(L)during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressing the National Sheriffs' Association opioid roundtable in Washington, DC, on May 3. AFP via Getty Images/Saul Loeb, Nicholas Kamm
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