May 23, 2020

Jeff Sessions pushed back against Trump last night, after Trump once again voiced his support for Sessions' primary opponent, Tommy Tuberville. Trump called Sessions disloyal, and said that he "let our country down." A couple of weeks ago Sessions was still trying to kiss up to Trump, or at least his supporters, saying his recusal from Russia probe was an attempt to help Trump. Trump ain't buying that, and Alabama Republicans probably won't either.

Source: NBC News

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions stood up to his old boss Friday after President Donald Trump encouraged Alabama voters to reject Sessions in his bid to return to the U.S. Senate.

Trump on Friday afternoon once again tweeted his endorsement for Sessions' rival, college football coach Tommy Tuberville, in the primary contest for the seat Sessions held before joining Trump's Cabinet.

Trump tweeted, "Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions."

Sessions responded to the president, saying on Twitter, "Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do."

The president has slow-cooked over Sessions' decision in 2017 to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. In November 2018, Trump ousted Sessions as attorney general and replaced him temporarily with Matt Whitaker.

UPDATE: And Trump responds to Sessions.

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