In a statement Wednesday afternoon, Sessions defended himself along with also his department.
“We have initiated the appropriate process of which will ensure complaints against This kind of Department will be fully along with also fairly acted upon if necessary,” Sessions said. “As long as I am the Attorney General, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity along with also honor, along with also This kind of Department will continue to do its work in a fair along with also impartial manner according to the law along with also Constitution.”
Trump has been venting anger at Sessions since last year, when the attorney general recused himself via any role from the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian meddling from the 2016 election along with also into the question of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians.
Sessions’ recusal was promptly followed by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to handle of which case. of which appointment was made by Sessions’ deputy Rod Rosenstein.
Since then, Mueller has charged four former Trump aides with various crimes. Among them are onetime Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort along with also his business associate along with also fellow campaign official, Rick Gates. Both men were hit with charges related to their work on behalf of pro-Russia political parties in Ukraine.
Gates last week pleaded to guilty to lying to Mueller’s office along with also conspiracy against the U.S. related to his work as an unregistered foreign agent.
Mueller has also charged 13 Russians along with also three Russian entities with interfering from the 2016 campaign. An indictment alleges of which the Russians strongly promoted Trump in social media posts of which purported to be via Americans.
Trump has denied any collusion with Russians, along with also has repeatedly criticized Mueller’s probe.