Jeff Sessions tells Trump his ‘anger’ over recusal won’t swing Senate race

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions told President Trump his “anger” will not sway the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

A tweet from the president on Friday urging Alabamians to oppose Sessions because of his Russia investigation recusal prompted a late-evening response defending that fateful decision. It was as pointed a message as Sessions has ever directed at Trump.

“Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law,” Sessions said to the president. “I did my duty & you’re damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the
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