Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is campaigning to reclaim his old seat in the Alabama Senate, tweeted to his former boss, President Trump, that he is “ damn happy ” that he withdrew from Mueller’s investigation into the involvement of Russia in the 2016 elections.
The response to the sessions came hours after a tweet from President Trump on Friday evening in which he expressed support for the political opponent of Sessions, Republican Senator from Alabama, Tommy Tuberville.
Trump encouraged voters from Alabama to choose former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, stating that sessions have “ let our country down ” due to his refusal in 2017.
Three years ago, after Jeff Sessions reused himself, the fraudulent Mueller scam started. Alabama, don’t trust Jeff Sessions. He has abandoned our country. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our # MAGA agenda! the president wrote in the tweet.
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave up his 20-year seat in Alabama when Trump appointed him Attorney General in 2017, but he’s now fighting to get his old seat back
President Trump expresses support for Tommy Tuberville to face former Attorney General Jeff Sessions facing tough Senate race
Hours after the president’s tweet, Sessions fired back at Trump to tell him he was lucky to have himself recovered during Mueller’s investigation in Russia
About four hours later, Sessions fired back, “@RealDonaldTrump Look, I know your anger, but the law has refused the refusal. I’ve done my duty and you’re lucky to have done that. It protected the rule of law and resulted in your exemption. Your personal feelings do not determine who elects Alabama as a senator, but the people of Alabama do. ‘
But Sessions was still trying to smooth things out with the President, despite being humiliated on Twitter, trying to embrace Trump’s views on immigration while holding down Tuberville.
“Tuberville is a coward who is rightly too afraid to debate me. He says you’re wrong in China and trade. He wants to bring in more foreign workers to take on American jobs. That’s not your agenda and not mine or Alabama’s. I know Alabama. Not Tuberville, ”wrote Sessions.
Trump has long been angry with Sessions since March 2017, when he withdrew from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
“Sessions should never have reused themselves,” Trump said New York Times in July 2017. “If he were to reuse himself, he would have had to tell me before taking the job, and I would have picked someone else.”
Sessions has always stated that “the law required that I withdraw from the investigation.”
“The specific law for the Ministry of Justice required that I withdraw myself from the Russian investigation into collusive arrangements. If I hadn’t excluded myself from that investigation, which I was targeted as a senior campaign officer and a witness, I would have broken the law. I will and will not break the law. Sessions said in a statement earlier this month.
Sessions became the U.S. Attorney General in 2017 and was fired by Trump in November 2018.
Tuberville’s tweet earlier this week was very similar to the President’s message on Friday
Tuberville and Sessions will compete in a Republican pre-election on July 14 and will face off against incumbent Democratic Senator Alabama Doug Jones in November.
The sessions were fired on November 7, 2018 – a day after the national midterm elections, at Trump’s request.
Trump had already formally endorsed Tuberville in March: “Tommy will protect your second amendment (which is under siege), is strong in crime and the frontier, and really LOVES our military and vets.”
Tuberville’s tweet was eerily similar to the president’s after sending his own message earlier this week.
Three years ago, @jeffsessions threw @realDonaldTrump at the wolves with the Mueller appointment. When faced with supporting POTUS or being scared, Jeff Sessions chose the easy way out and reused himself. I will never flee a fight in the United States Senate. ‘
A May survey found that 55 percent of voters preferred Tuberville, according to 32 percent of sessions Newsweek.
President Donald Trump expressed support for Republican Senator from Alabama, Tommy Tuberville, while slamming his political opponent, Republican candidate Jeff Sessions.
Former American football coach and former player Tommy Tuberville hopes to win a seat in the Senate and campaign in Alabama, but faces Jeff Sessions in a second round in July
In Alabama, Sessions was in many ways Trump to Trump on certain policy issues, embracing tough positions on immigration and trade. Sessions was the first U.S. Senator to endorse Trump wearing a Make America Great Again hat at a rally in Alabama. But in a political ironic twist, his feud with Trump threatens his hopes of recapturing his former seat.
But boosted by name recognition from years as a football coach at Auburn University, Tuberville positioned itself as a political outsider and attempted to capitalize on Trump’s previous criticism of sessions.
Sessions usually refer to Tuberville, which was registered to vote in Florida until last year, as a “Florida tourist.” The former senator also asked where Tuberville was when Session helped Trump in the election.
“Where was he when Donald Trump needed him?” Sessions asked earlier this year.