On Monday, President Trump sent out a series of tweets slamming Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) as well as his own Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, over the Russia probe:
In March, Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he had spoken with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on two occasions during the 2016 election cycle. This was information the Attorney General had failed to mention during his Senate confirmation hearing in January.
The president’s relationship with Sessions has been souring over the last few months. The rot was made public last week when the president slammed Sessions during an interview with The New York Times:
Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.
However, following Sessions’ recusal in March, Trump released a statement in support of the Attorney General:
Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional. This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total witch hunt!
One must wonder why Trump is so troubled by Sessions' failure to investigate Hillary Clinton’s alleged crimes.
During the second presidential debate in October, Trump told Clinton: “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there’s never been so many lies, so much deception.”
However, approximately two weeks after his November election win, Trump indicated he wanted to drop the “lock her up” message of his campaign:
“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious.”
Five months into his presidency, and under continuous scrutiny regarding Russia, Trump once again changed his opinion:
Perhaps Trump should make up his mind about Clinton before he slams his own Attorney General for not targeting the former presidential candidate.