“Jeff Sessions was a disaster. I didn’t want to make him Attorney General but he was the first senator to endorse me, so I felt a little bit of an obligation. He came to see me four times, just begging me to be Attorney General. He wasn’t, to me, equipped to be Attorney General but he just wanted it, wanted it, wanted it.
“Jeff was just very weak and very sad and when the name Russia was mentioned, he immediately, instead of being a man and saying this is a hoax, he recused himself and he had a deputy named Rod Rosenstein who probably, I mean, you’ll see things coming out.
“But I learned a lot from Richard Nixon: don’t fire people. I learned a lot. I study history, and the firing of everybody, I should have in one way, but I’m glad I didn’t because look at the way it turned out. They’re all a bunch of crooks and they got caught. But I learned a lot by watching Richard Nixon.
“Of course there was one difference — one big difference — number one he may have been guilty and number two he had tapes all over the place. I wasn’t guilty, I did nothing wrong, and there are no tapes, but I wish there were tapes in my case. But I learned a lot from Richard Nixon.
“They were ratting on each other, they were going crazy, it was like throwing a rock at a hornets nest. Had I not fired him I probably wouldn’t be speaking to you right now, other than maybe I’d be talking to you about the private sector because I’d be in the private sector had I not, because this was a takeover.
“This was the takedown of a duly-elected president of the United States.” – Donald Trump, calling in this morning to Fox & Friends.
TRUMP: “I learned a lot from Richard Nixon — don’t fire people. I learned a lot. I study history … of course there was one big difference: Number one he may have been guilty and number two he had tapes all over the place.” pic.twitter.com/wgzKCumavL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 8, 2020
Nixon only wished for the corrupt Senators Trump has in his pocket.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 8, 2020
So I see we’re at the part where Trump goes on Fox News to announce that he’s even better than Nixon at doing the crimes
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) May 8, 2020