FLASH: USAG Jeff B. Sessions Will Cave & Ankle
Tuesday, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said he’s finding himself in a “weird position” concerning Attorney General Jeff Session’s future, as he did not think the former senator should have gotten the job in the 1st place.
At the same time, though, the Texas Democrat said in a TV interview that he does not think President Trump should be able to “dictate the terms of the Russia investigation” by forcing AG Sessions to resign.
“I said previously he should resign,” Mr. Castro said. “On the one hand, I do not want to allow Donald Trump to dictate the terms of the Russia investigation, because him forcing out Jeff Sessions to me seems like a prelude to essentially do away with special counsel Bob Mueller, and the country cannot allow him to do that.”
Mr. Castro went on to say, Jeff Sessions “has had a lot of conflicts of interest, and for that reason, he shouldn’t be in that job. So this is a very awkward position to be in, quite honestly.”
Either way, Mr. Castro said, “In the next few days, I think we will probably see Jeff Sessions gone.”