President Trump gave a rare interview with The New York Times on Wednesday and made the shocking admission that if he had known Jeff Sessions was going to recuse himself from the investigation on Russia, he would have never appointed him as attorney general.
Sessions responded Thursday morning with a statement confirming he has no intention of resigning from his post.
In a White House press briefing on Thursday, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump still has confidence in Sessions.
“Does the president want the attorney general to stay in his post?” Sanders was asked.
She responded, “As the president said yesterday, he was disappointed in Attorney General Sessions’ decision to recuse himself, but clearly, he has confidence in him or he would not be the attorney general.”
“The attorney general’s job is to follow and uphold the Constitution, but also every member of the cabinet and the administration serves at the pleasure of the president,” Sanders said.
When asked again if Trump wants Sessions to resign, Sanders said, “I think you know this president well enough to know that if he wanted somebody to take an action, he would make that quite clear.”
Listen to the full exchange below:
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