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Rep. Stewart Backs AG Sessions, Says Pay No Attention to Trump's Tweets

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By    |   Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 10:54 AM

Jeff Sessions should continue in his role as attorney general, Republican Congressman Chris Stewart told CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday, but refused to criticize President Donald Trump for his tweets harshly criticizing Sessions.

"I like Jeff Sessions. I think he's been sincere, I think he's been loyal. He's proven himself very capable and I hope and I expect he'll continue as attorney general," Stewart, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, told the program.

But the Utah representative also said that people should ignore the president's tweets, saying.

"I quit reading the president's tweets quite a long time ago. I don't pay that much attention to them and I recommend a whole lot of other people not pay attention to them as it's not policy," he said.

When CNN's "New Day" host Chris Cuomo confronted the congressman by saying the White House has acknowledged that the president's tweets are official statements, Stewart insisted: "I wouldn't read too much into it. There's a lot of different ways we communicate with our constituents, some of them more serious and more official than others…

"You have to realize this president communicates differently than other presidents and every tweet isn't national policy and every tweet doesn't mean necessarily something as dramatic as it may sound… Put it in context. "

Stewart also brushed off the criticism that Trump is bullying Sessions, saying "I don't think he's bullying. I don't think you can bully Jeff Sessions. Adults don't feel bullied. I have people object to me and chant at me and do all sorts of things to me. I don't feel bullied about it.

"If you were to ask Jeff Sessions I'm pretty sure he would say I don't feel bullied by this either."

When asked if he thought Sessions did the right thing, as a former member of the Trump campaign, by recusing himself from the Russian investigation, something for which the president criticized him, Stewart said that considering "the political context that we have at the moment, it was really the only thing that he could do."

The congressman also said he believes that Sessions was honest in his testimony.

When asked if he felt the same way about top Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner's statement, Stewart said, "I think that those of us on the House side want to have a chance to question him and really understand this…

"We'll give him the presumption of innocence until we talk to him and until we understand really more of the information that he has to give us."

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