Trump may still be giving former Attorney General Jeff Sessions the cold shoulder, but that is not stopping Sessions from defending Trump.
On Tuesday, Sessions tore into Bolton for violating the sanctity of these confidential relationships as well as blasting the Dems for the impeachment.
Still Standing by Trump
Sessions recently announced that he was going to make a run to regain the Senate seat he gave up when he took on the role of Attorney General.
Ever since he made the announcement, he has been trying to mend fences with Trump, even though Trump continues to ignore his efforts.
Trump is still extremely upset Sessions recused himself from the Russian collusion investigation.
Even so, while Trump is still not on speaking terms with Sessions, he did say that he would do nothing to rail against Sessions during his run… not exactly an endorsement, but it is a start.
It’s Just Wrong
Considering how Sessions left office, most expected him to write a tell-all book slamming Trump after he left office, but it never happened.
Now we know why.
Sessions is apparently one of the few former Trump staffers with integrity.
When he was asked about the Bolton book, he stated, “I also think that John Bolton ought not to be writing a book before the ink is dry on his termination as National Security Adviser, and leaking it out to the press.
“National Security Adviser is almost like his White House counsel, like his Attorney General, like his Secretary of Defense, where you have confidential relationships, and you share things with them. And you shouldn’t be blabbing it out there.
“You have to protect the president’s ability to talk to his staff in a way that is honorable. I feel strongly about that. I don’t think they should be writing these books as soon as they get out of the White House. I just don’t.”
Sessions was also highly critical of the impeachment, stating, “It does appear that the Democrats are moving an agenda designed not to do an objective impeachment inquiry, but to actually advance a political agenda to hurt the president, to hurt his chances to be reelected, to impeach him if they can. But if not, to hurt him politically.
“I believe that Dershowitz’s argument that these charges are not the kind of thing you should impeach a president for, even if they are true – that’s what I believed all along. You mean the president can’t push back or negotiate with a country on various issues if you think he might not should have, it’s still not impeachable.
“Presidents do things all the time that we disagree with that are not impeachable, and they have a chance to conduct oversight, and bring it out and complain about it. I feel strongly about that.”
Sessions was a strong surrogate for Trump and even though he was an epic failure as the AG, his efforts during that election campaign have to account for something.
Trump may not like it at all, but he would be well-advised to mend this fence so Sessions can again help him lock down the south in 2020.