Jeff Sessions has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent criticism.
The Attorney General decided to strengthen the integrity of the Justice Department after Trump argued that Sessions never took control of it and wasn’t doing his job correctly. Trump’s comment came directly after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty during his trial and accused Trump of having directed him to violate campaign finance laws.
President Trump originally criticized Sessions during an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Thursday. He stated:
I put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department. Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department and it’s a sort of an incredible thing … What kind of man is this?”
While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action.