From Washington examiner:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pressing on with his job despite President Trump’s public criticism of him, and plans to announce in coming days a number of criminal leak investigations, according to a report Tuesday night.
The Washington Post says Sessions is preparing to announce a series of leak probes related to recent news accounts publishing “sensitive intelligence information.”
Earlier Tuesday, Trump said he is “disappointed” that Sessions hasn’t been tougher on leaks from the intelligence community.
“I want the attorney general to be much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies, which are leaking like rarely have they ever leaked before at a very important level,” Trump said during a press conference in the Rose Garden. “These are intelligence agencies. We cannot have that happen.”
The comments were a continuation of Trump’s week-long public criticism of Sessions, which have stoked speculation the president may fire his attorney general, or push him to resign.
Trump’s criticisms about Sessions began last week, when the president told the New York Times he is disappointed that Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump has since publicly criticized the attorney general on Twitter, calling him “beleaguered” and questioning why Sessions hasn’t investigated Hillary Clinton.
The Post reported Tuesday night that in a recent conversation, Sessions’ chief of staff Jody Hunt told White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus that the attorney general has no intention of resigning.
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