White House declines to say whether Trump has confidence in AG Sessions

Getty Images Jeff Sessions

Getty Images Jeff Sessions

"I said I have not had a discussion with [Trump] on the question", Spicer said.

Multiple sources told ABC that Sessions's recusal remains one of the biggest disappointments to Trump during his presidency so far.

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.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer offered no reassurances when asked about the alleged rift during his daily briefing.

"I have not had a discussion with (Trump) about that", Spicer repeated three times, a common line in Tuesday's exceptionally opaque presser.

Trump has "lashed out" at Sessions for recusing himself, ABC News reports, as he believes the recusal has allowed for the investigation to grow and subsequently become the purview of newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller. 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.

Sessions' recusal "has thrown a lot of this into a tail spin", the official said, setting off a chain reaction that eventually led to the appointment of a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to oversee the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Sessions was the first sitting USA senator to endorse Trump and became one of his top advisers on the campaign trail.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores, who was with Sessions in Atlanta on Tuesday, declined to comment.

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.

The Times reported that Trump "has intermittently fumed for months over" Sessions' recusal from all Russian Federation matters, citing individuals close to the president.

Trump's executive order that banned travel from seven predominately Muslim nations was blocked by federal judges in February. Sessions was an early endorser of Trump's candidacy, and his former spokesman, Stephen Miller, is now Trump's main speechwriter and a policy adviser.

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