Donald Trump Bashes Jeff Sessions and Wishes He Hired Somebody Else

President Donald Trump fired off his latest criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet on Wednesday morning, stating he wished he had hired someone else to head up the Justice Department.

The president cited an interview with Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican, on CBS Wednesday morning, in which Gowdy discussed the Russia investigation, the FBI's handling of the probe and admitted that Trump's oft-expressed frustration with Sessions's recusal from the case last year was understandable.

Trump did not include the portion of the interview when Gowdy said that he believed the FBI acted properly, a statement similar to the one Gowdy made on Fox News on Tuesday. Gowdy said that the rest of the country would agree if it had seen evidence like he had.

"'I don't think so, 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,'" Trump tweeted, quoting Gowdy. "'If I were the President and I picked someone to be the country's....

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"'....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...and that's how I read that – Senator Sessions, why didn't you tell me before I picked you.....'"

Trump continued, tweeting: "'....There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!'"

Trump added, "And I wish I did!"

Gowdy also stated in the interview that Trump had publicly said he wanted the FBI to find out if Russia had interfered, but that the president is not a target of the special counsel's probe.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions, the former Alabama senator, since his recusal and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last year by Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosenstein.

The president also reportedly tried to have Sessions reverse his recusal from the probe last year and "berated" him at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in March 2017. Sessions turned down the president's alleged request, The New York Times reported late Tuesday.

Trump has often chastised Sessions over Twitter, including last month, when he sarcastically reacted to a report of Republican lawmakers wanting Sessions to investigate Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey.

"GOP Lawmakers asking Sessions to Investigate Comey and Hillary Clinton." @FoxNews Good luck with that request!" Trump tweeted April. 21.

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