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Spicer Can’t Say Whether Trump Has Confidence in Sessions

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today did that old Washington dance that sometimes augurs the end for a presidential advisor, declining to say that President Trump has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I have not had a discussion with him about that,” Spicer said under repeated questioning from CBS’s Major Garrett. “If I haven’t had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it.”

Okay, fine, but first of all, he should have had that discussion, given reports that Trump is furious with Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, a move that led to the appointment of a special counsel. And secondly, the answer one would expect is, I have not had that discussion with him, but I have no reason to think he doesn’t have confidence in the attorney general.

Otherwise, everyone suspects you have reason to think he doesn’t.

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5 Responses to Spicer Can’t Say Whether Trump Has Confidence in Sessions

  1. OK (eyes rolling), this is why we voted for MrTrump: We wanted an end to rumors and intrigue of DC that gets nothing done except make front page stories that no one cares about.
    The WhiteHouse briefing is more like Page 6 or the National Enquirer. Who’s in, who’s out, are they speaking, who gets the children?

    Do your jobs, all of you. Legislate, report, and leave the personal stuff out.

  2. I don’t always have 100 percent confidence in my husband either but I don’t kick him to the curb…Jeff Sessions is a fine intelligent man….good luck replacing him

  3. After all the previous administrations obfuscating, twisting, and sometimes flat out lying about almost everything, Sean Spicer is to be commended for saying, “I don’t know.”
    Past the time when for the media to do their jobs and stop with the tittle-tattle.
    When Sean Spicer answers a question, that should be it. Move on. Instead it’s rumor mongering at its basest level. They keep trying to get Sean Spicer to say anything that can be used against himself or this administration. They are not interested in the news, only their version of garbage.
    For those in the media who believe they could do a better job, apply for it. Otherwise, stop it.

  4. I agree with Keith.Spicer could handled this more definitively.

    Also as much as I like Trump and Sessions, especially Sessions, I do think he should have been let go when he recused himself without informing or consulting with the President first. Now we have this Special Counsel mess — thanks to the Republican Party.

    If Donald Trump turns out to be of history’s greatest in terms of presidential accomplishments you can be sure the Republicans will be there front and center claiming credit.

  5. If you don’t know you don’t know! Something about half this country should take to heart.
    So many know it all condescending hateful people out there, just should SHUT UP and CHILL OUT.