Re­port: Ses­sions of­fered to quit af­ter tongue-lash­ing

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - MORNING BRIEFING - By Todd Bea­mon News­max

President Don­ald Trump be­rated At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions in an Oval Of­fice meet­ing min­utes af­ter learn­ing the Robert Mueller had been ap­pointed spe­cial coun­sel in May — prompt­ing “an ashen and emo­tional” Ses­sions to of­fer his res­ig­na­tion, The New York Times re­ported Thurs­day.

Trump, who re­fused to ac­cept the res­ig­na­tion, ac­cused Ses­sions of “disloyalty,” the Times re­ported, be­fore he “un­leashed a string of in­sults on his at­tor­ney gen­eral.”

In ad­di­tion, “Ses­sions would later tell as­so­ciates that the de­mean­ing way the president ad­dressed him was the most hu­mil­i­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in decades of pub­lic life,” ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Ses­sions re­cused him­self from the Jus­tice De­part­ment’s Rus­sia probe in March amid con­cerns about his dis­clo­sures about meet­ings with a Rus­sian am­bas­sador last year.

That move even­tu­ally led to Mueller’s ap­point­ment af­ter President Trump fired FBI Di­rec­tor James Comey ear­lier in May.

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