Sessions, running for Senate, rejects Trump’s criticism

Washington

FILE – In this March 3, 2020, file photo Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama’s primary election in Mobile, Ala. President Donald Trump’s campaign sent a letter demanding his former attorney general Sessions stop tying himself to Trump in campaign materials. The letter by The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to misleadingly promote connections to Trump. The Trump campaign reiterated their support for Tommy Tuberville in the GOP runoff. The Sessions camp said Thursday, April 2, 2020, that Alabama voters will decide the race. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions is pushing back at President Donald Trump’s criticisms on his recusal in the Russia investigation when he was attorney general.

Sessions responded to Trump on Saturday morning, tweeting that the president was “damn fortunate” that he recused himself as required by law.

Sessions said it protected the rule of law and resulted in Trump’s exoneration.

Sessions was Trump’s first attorney general, a position he was forced to resign when his recusal from the Russia inquiry prompted a fallout with Trump.

Trump fired back Saturday evening, tweeting that Sessions should “drop out of the race.”

Trump has endorsed former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville.

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