>> I am disappointed in the Attorney General.>> President Trump taking aim at his own Attorney General Tuesday. His comments in the Rose Garden following tweets in which the President called Attorney General Jeff Sessions very weak and beleaguered. Julia Edwards Ainsley is on the story.>> People inside the Justice Department are actually calm and say business is continuing as usual.
They just see this as pressure from the President to force the Attorney General to resign and say that he is more resolved than ever to stay the course. They also think that Sessions could call Trump's bluff on this. That Trump is not in a position to fire someone else after he just fired FBI Director James Comey.
The blowback against Trump firing Sessions outright would be probably tremendous. Especially considering the fact that he has openly said he's frustrated with him because of his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.>> Sessions supporters telling Reuters, Trump may be pressuring Sessions to resign so he can then fire Robert Mueller, the former FBI Director heading a criminal probe into possible collusion with Russia.
A move that could cause further chaos in Washington. Sessions recused himself from that investigation after failing to disclose that he had met with Russia's ambassador during the campaign.>> Therefore, I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign.>> Though Sessions recused himself in March, Trump seems to be getting more angered by it by the day now.
Because with each headline he sees about the Russia investigation being conducted by Robert Mueller, he's taking that frustration out on Sessions. He sees that as the trigger that led to Mueller's appointment. It' s another indication that Trump sees the Attorney General as someone who is supposed to be working for him rather than overseeing an independent agency.
>> Sessions is not the only cabinet member experiencing serious tensions with the President. Rueters reporting that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is telling friends, he'll be lucky to last a year in his job. And National Security Advisor HR McMaster is also growing frustrated according to sources. Plus, many are watching White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus after Trump ignored his objections and hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director.
Scaramucci himself is expected to overhaul the White House's press team.>> But I love the President.