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Schumer Accuses Trump of Trying to 'Bully' Sessions Out of Office

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By    |   Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 02:27 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. accused President Donald Trump of trying to "bully" Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an effort to force him out of office, the Washington Examiner is reporting.

"We should all take a moment to think about how shocking these comments are on a human basis," Schumer said of Trump's recent public criticism of Sessions.

"This was the first person who stumped for Donald Trump, who was with him through thick and thin. And now, even if the president has disagreements with him, which I think are ill-founded, self-centered and wrong, you don't ridicule him in public, someone who is your close friend.

"That speaks to character. It's clear that President Trump is trying to bully his attorney general out of office. How can anyone draw a different conclusion? He wants him out."

Schumer's remarks on the Senate floor follow a Tuesday morning tweet by Trump, in which the president accused Sessions of taking "a very weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes."

And just last week, Trump told The New York Times he would never have appointed him attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Schumer raised the possibility that Trump could fire Sessions during the August congressional recess in an attempt to fill the post as part of an effort to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

"Before this scheme gains wings, Democrats will never go along with the recess appointment if that situation arises," he said. "We have some tools in our toolbox to stymie such action. We're ready to use every single one of them, anytime day or night."

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. accused President Donald Trump of trying to "bully" Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an effort to force him out of office, the Washington Examiner is reporting.
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