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Ex-Rep. Mike Rogers: Sessions Attacks Fit Trump 'Pattern'

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By    |   Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 07:44 PM

Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Thursday that President Donald Trump's attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflected "a bit of a pattern" that undermined stability at the White House.

"These people in these pretty important jobs — not only from the Cabinet level, but on down — are more worried about keeping their job than doing their job," Rogers, the former Michigan Republican, told Jake Tapper on CNN.

"It doesn't serve the president well."

Trump slammed Sessions, the former Alabama GOP senator who was the first to endorse his candidacy, in an interview with The New York Times because of his recusal in March from the Justice Department's Moscow investigation.

"Unfortunately this seems to be a bit of a pattern," said Rogers, now a CNN commentator.

He noted that Trump "did it to [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie, when he threw him out of his transition.

"He took shots at him."

Rogers added that the president was "doing some public displays of dissing" former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn before firing him in February amid concerns over his disclosures about contacts with Russia.

"It's not an environment that breeds good work performance," he said. "That's my concern."

Former White House counsel John Dean told Tapper that the Sessions flap was another reflection of President Trump's "tendency to blame others for his own problems.

"He's certainly doing it with the Russian investigation and the fact that he thinks Sessions should not have recused himself," said Dean, who served former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate crisis.

"When you look at the underlying factor that he doesn't want to take responsibility for the investigation that he's largely responsible for being on his shoulders, this is another show of it.

"I think, of course, Sessions did the right thing."

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Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Thursday that President Donald Trump's attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflected "a bit of a pattern" that undermined stability at the White House.
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