Spicer refuses to say if Trump has confidence in Sessions



“I have not had a discussion with him about that,” Spicer said when asked whether the president still backs his top law enforcement official, whom he has reportedly blamed for several problems dogging the White House. 


Pressed for an answer, the spokesman said: “If I have not had a discussion with him, I tend not to comment on it.” 


Spicer’s comments came after The New York Times reported Trump has privately criticized Sessions for his handling of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election as well as the travel ban. 


Trump revealed his frustration publicly Tuesday morning, when he slammed the Justice Department for authoring a “watered down, politically correct version” of the ban — even though he personally signed off on it. 


Sessions was one of Trump’s earliest and most vocal supporters during last year’s campaign. 

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