TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jul 28, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s criticism of him is “kind of hurtful,” the ABA Journal reports, but says he understands the president’s feelings about his recusal. In a separate interview, Sessions told the Associated Press that he will stay in the job for as long as the president wants him to serve. Congressional Republicans have rallied around Sessions, and expressed mortification at the humiliation visited on him by Trump in several interviews and a series of tweets, the AP reports. One of them, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, warned Thursday there would be "holy hell" to pay if Trump fired Sessions. Earlier this week, Rep. Bob Corker (R-TN) told The Washington Post he didn't believe that the president would do that. "I think they understand that’s problematic — highly problematic," he said. “I know of no professional reason for Jeff to step down.”