Two days before former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Donald Trump’s world continues to unravel right before our very eyes. According to an unconfirmed report, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has threatened to quit his job amid rising tensions between him and the president.
The friction between the two reportedly started after Sessions recused himself from anything related to the Russia investigation back in March, according to ABC News.
The news network reports that Trump only found out about the recusal shortly before that amazing press conference in which Sessions displayed his legal acrobatic skills as he simultaneously avoided admitting any guilt and distanced himself from the probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Sources have told ABC News that the recusal is one of the top disappointments of Trump’s presidency, and one that he has remained fixated on.
The sources tell ABC that Trump’s anger has not diminished, and he has lashed out at the attorney general repeatedly behind closed doors.
Of course, we’ve seen Trump rant about the Justice Department on Twitter, upset about his Islamophobic travel ban not being backed in its original iteration.
Reportedly, the tension runs both ways, and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is equally fed up with the president, so much so that he has offered to tender his resignation.
ABC asked Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores about the matter, but she declined to comment on whether or not Sessions had offered to resign. Asked if the president was still confident in his attorney general, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told ABC that he had not discussed that topic with the president.
So, although we don’t know for sure whether Sessions is getting his ass up out of here, let us say a collective prayer that the rumor is true—that he is fed up and that he will hightail it back to Alabama, where he won’t have to put up with your president’s shit ever again.
And we won’t have to put up with his.
Read more at ABC News.