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Jeff Sessions plans to stay on despite Donald Trump's criticism

Jeff Sessions plans to stay on despite Donald Trump's criticism
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July 21
05:012017

Jeff Sessions plans to stay on despite Donald Trump's criticism Donald Trump The attorney general of the US on Thursday said he planned to remain at his post despite harsh criticism from President Donald Trump.

His remarks came a day after Trump expressed his displeasure with Sessions in an interview with the New York Times.

Trump said that had he known that Sessions would recuse himself from the probe into his campaign's alleged links with Russia he would not have appointed him as attorney general.

Amid allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Sessions said in January at a hearing on his nomination to serve as attorney general that he was "not aware" of any communications between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Sessions -- a key Trump ally -- met with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, on two occasions during last year's campaign.

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