Trump Lashes Out At “Disgraceful” Jeff Sessions

The Independent reports:

President Donald Trump has mounted a fresh attack on his attorney general, questioning his judgement on a federal investigation in a rambling tweet. The president lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his decision to appoint the Department of Justice inspector general to probe allegations of FBI surveillance abuse.

Mr Sessions had announced the day before that the inspector general would investigate claims that the FBI inappropriately surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, using improperly obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants.

“We believe the Department of Justice must adhere to the high standards in the FISA court,” Mr Sessions said at a news conference on Tuesday. “Yes it will be investigated. And I think that’s just the appropriate thing the inspector general will take that as one of the matters he’ll deal with.”