Grassley's warning tweet about replacing AG Jeff Sessions

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Grassley's warning tweet about replacing AG Jeff Sessions

According to the Washington Post, Trump was especially angry about reports that Mueller was seeking his tax returns, documents the president has guarded fiercely even when it was politically risky to do so.

(GRAHAM) Here's what's so frustrating for me President Trump sees the damage done by Obama to our military and he wants to fix it. President Trump sees how stupid the Iranian agreement is and he wants to get a better deal.

Sessions, the only senator to endorse Trump before he clinched the Republican nomination in May 2016, has striven faithfully to carry out his policies. Sessions recused himself from decision-making related to the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he offered untrue testimony during his Senate confirmation hearings about meetings with the Russian ambassador. He said the focus should be on federal officials who worked under Obama, including former attorneys general Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

In yet another battery of tweets this week, Trump wrote: "Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife's political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives".

Still, Trump can "grab that center" if he passes such bipartisan legislation as healthcare, tax reform, and infrastructure, he said.

Graham - who also criticized Trump for attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions - may have been referencing the lapsed independent counsel statute of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 in his comments on Thursday. They have the majority in the House and the Senate and have the power to pass through legislation, but there are divides within the party on just how a new healthcare bill should look.

Paul Butler is a professor of law at Georgetown University.

It was reported that during an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday July 19, President Trump said that if he had known ahead of time that Sessions would recuse himself, he would never have hired him. "This is beneath the office - of any held office - from city councilman to POTUS", said Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger, using the presidential acronym.

"The Constitution is clear: the president as the chief executive officer of this country, has the ability to hire and fire executives who work for him", Lewandowski claimed. The Founding Fathers recognized that there may be a need for a president to fill a Cabinet position when the Senate is unable to confirm someone for the position.

This power has been abused. But now some prominent Democrats are defending him against Trump's attacks. This was the heart of what Butler discussed with us. The 50-50 tie was ultimately broken by Republican Vice President Mike Pence, who gave his GOP colleagues the vote they needed to move forward with debate. Nearly half (48 percent) of voters surveyed over the weekend said it would be inappropriate for Trump to remove Mueller, who served under former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, while 22 percent said it would be appropriate. "Otherwise, I'll say, Tom, you're fired". This would apply, for instance, to Defence Secretary James Mattis, who was on vacation when Mr. Trump unexpectedly announced a ban on transgender persons in the military. It would appear that Sessions' attempts to test the limits of his recusal put him in a bit of hot water.

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