Washington, July 21 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he would continue in his job despite President Donald Trump’s public attacks on his recusal from the ongoing Russia probe.
“I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate,” Sessions said on Thursday at a press conference.
“I’m totally confident that we can continue to run this office in an effective way.”
Sessions was responding to a series of questions about Trump’s broad swipe at his administration’s top law officers in a New York Times interview on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency.
In the interview, Trump said he would not appoint Sessions to lead the Justice Department had he known that Sessions would recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March.
The President also lashed out at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Andrew McCabe.
Later on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders insisted that Trump’s criticism did not indicate that he had has lost confidence in Sessions.
Trump “clearly” has confidence in Sessions or “he would not be the attorney general”, Sanders said.–IANS