Judge Nap: Looks Like Trump Is Trying to Get AG Sessions to Resign
President Trump went after his Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
The president raised eyebrows in a New York Times interview by expressing regret at his decision to pick Sessions as the nation's top law enforcement officer.
"How do you take a job and then recuse yourself?" Trump asked rhetorically. "If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, 'Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.'"
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said this morning that he understands the president's frustration with the situation and Sessions probably should have declined the nomination to be attorney general.
"We have one of the biggest investigations the Justice Department has conducted since Watergate being run by someone who was not appointed by the President of the United States," Napolitano said.
Napolitano said the president seems to be trying to prod Sessions to resign, adding the new remarks are probably "demoralizing" for the former Alabama senator.
The judge said he still does not agree that Sessions' meetings with the Russian ambassador were a sufficient reason for him to recuse himself from the probe.
Napolitano said Sessions should have known - after the Michael Flynn leaks to the media - that his own prior contacts with the Russian ambassador would become an issue.
Watch the judge's analysis above.
UPDATE: Sessions made brief remarks Thursday morning, saying it's an "honor" to serve and he will continue to do so "as long as that is appropriate."