President Donald Trump gave an interview to the New York Times on Wednesday. The outcome included some shocking statements by America’s unconventional President.
As Mike Cernovich related in a Tweet, the New York Times asked the questions and Trump responded. The questions reflected the Times agenda. Trump answered, giving honest assessments on a variety of subjects, not politically correct ones.
That said, Trump should NOT be reprimanding Jeff Sessions in public. His thoughts about the Attorney General’s job performance should have been reserved for a private one-on-one discussion.
In a wide-ranging Oval Office interview with the New York Times, President Donald Trump repeatedly said he would not have nominated Jeff Sessions as Attorney General if he would have known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation and threatened that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller looking into his and his family’s finances would cross a “red line.”
Trump also appeared to allege that then-FBI Director James Comey sought to blackmail him.
“In my opinion, he shared [the British spy dossier] so that I would think he had it out there,” Mr. Trump told The Times.
“As leverage?” reporters Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman asked.
“Yeah, I think so,” Mr. Trump said. “In retrospect.”
The extended excerpts of the interview contain more allegations against Comey.
Trump also denied Comey’s sworn testimony about the one-on-one meeting when Comey claimed the President cleared the room.
“Look, you look at his testimony,” Trump suggested. “His testimony is loaded up with lies, O.K.?”
Trump further claimed Comey, “illegally leaked” and had a “conflict of interest.”
Jack Pesobiac, who’s been wrong before but is probably right this time, is reporting that AG Jeff Sessions resignation is in the works:
As much as we admire Jeff Sessions, he was wrong to bring a special prosecutor on board. Trump is justified in correcting Jeff. Jeff also needs to pick up his job performance if he stays on the job, which is questionable at this point.