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Alabama Republicans rally around Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before Senate Intelligence Committee in June. (Source: NBC News) Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before Senate Intelligence Committee in June. (Source: NBC News)

President Donald Trump says he is "disappointed" in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Trump is mad that Sessions recused himself from the investigation into the relationship between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

"I am disappointed in the Attorney General. He should not have recused himself, almost immediately after he took office. And if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have quite simply picked somebody else. I think that is a bad thing not for the President but for the Presidency. I think it’s unfair to the Presidency and that’s the way I feel," Trump said.

Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Tuesday that he is looking at the possibility of firing Sessions, a longtime Trump ally.

Meanwhile, the head of the Alabama Republican Party and several Republican members of Congress from Alabama have publicly voiced support for Sessions, a former Senator from Alabama.

Terry Lathan, chairman of the Alabama GOP, tweeted this:

Several other Alabama Republicans have also voice their support for Sessions.

Sen. Richard Shelby:

Rep. Martha Roby:

“I know Jeff Sessions to be a man of great character and sound judgment. His decision to recuse himself was the right thing to do, not just for himself, but for the Administration. This country needs Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. We have done more to crack down on illegal immigration in the last six months than in the past eight years. We are addressing problems like violent crime and human trafficking. Congress finally has a partner at the Department of Justice who is willing to enforce laws as they are written.”

Rep. Bradley Byrne:

Rep. Mo Brooks:

Rep. Robert Aderholt:

U.S. Senate candidate Randy Brinson issued the following statement: 

The last few days, it seems that everyone wants to know who I support.  Do I support President Trump, or Attorney General Sessions?The answer is YES.  

I do support President Trump, and I do support Attorney General Sessions. Attorney General Sessions is a fine man, and a devoted public servant.  He served Alabama well in the Senate, and I hope to be a worthy successor to him when I’m elected. I have supported, and still support, President Trump.  Citizens for Trump recognized this, saying that I was “Alabama’s clear pro-Trump choice” when they endorsed me last week.

I personally think Jeff Sessions did the right thing when he recused himself, if for no other reason that it avoids any appearance of impropriety or political “fixing” when the President and his staff are found innocent.

President Trump is frustrated, and I’m frustrated, too.  What the people of Alabama want to see is a real, unbiased investigation into Hillary Clinton and the money trail into and out of the Clinton Foundation.

I call on Attorney General Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the donations to the Clinton Foundation by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk.

There needs to be an immediate prosecution for the violation of FISA court by members of Obama’s administration, including Susan Rice, John Brennan and James Clapper, and an immediate audit of USAID to Ukraine, that could have fallen into Mr. Pinchuk’s hands.

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