The US attorney general Jeff Sessions has rebuke criticisms made by president Donald Trump over Russian meddling inquiry lead by Special Counsel Robert Muller.
He said: “While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” he said in a statement.
“I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action.”
President Trump gives an interview to Fox and Friends. He said:
“As I’ve said I wanted to stay uninvolved. But when everybody see’s what going on in the justice department I always put justice now with quotes.
“It’s a very, very sad day. Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done. Or he should have told me.
“Even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself, and then you wouldn’t have put him in. He took the job and then he said I’m going to recuse myself. I said: ‘What kind of a man is this?’
“And by the way he was on the campaign. You know the only reason I gave him the job? Because I felt loyalty, he was an original supporter. He was on the campaign. He knows there was no collusion. And what’s come out of Manafort, no collusion. What’s come out of Michael Cohen, no collusion.”
Conclusion: Confusion in Washington?