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'I don't have an attorney general' - says Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he does not "have an attorney general" in a brutal attack yet on Jeff Sessions.

In an interview with Hill.TV, president Trump again criticised Mr Sessions' decision to step aside from the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump said:

"I don't have an attorney general. It's very sad," Mr Trump said during Tuesday's interview.

He added that he was "very disappointed" about Mr Sessions' decision to leave the investigation.

Asked whether he would consider firing Mr Sessions, the president responded: "We'll see what happens. A lot of people have asked me to do that.

"And I guess I study history, and I say I just want to leave things alone, but it was very unfair what he did [in recusing himself from the Russia investigation]."

Mr Trump also told Hill.TV that he was "not happy" with Mr Sessions on immigration and other issues, and said the attorney general had performed "very poorly" during the nomination process for the post.

"I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers," he said.

"Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him."

Trump also said he was unhappy with Jeff Sessions' response to immigration.

Mr Sessions is yet to respond to Mr Trump's comments.

It is so strange for a sitting president to attack their attorney general and critics accuse Donald Trump of trying to meddle in the legal system.

After the president criticised Mr Sessions last month, two senior Republican senators revealed that they would support Mr Trump if he were to fire Mr Sessions after the November mid-term elections.

However, other Republican lawmakers told Politico they thought this would be a bad idea and said they were standing by the attorney general.

The attorney general has pushed back against Trump's previous criticism. "While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations," he said in August.

"I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action."

Jeff Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

But he recuse himself from the Russia investigation, citing a potential conflict of interest and asked his deputy, Rod Rosenstein to take control. The Muller investigation is reportedly looking into whether Mr Trump attempted to obstruct justice - .

The president denies he has attempted to obstruct justice.

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My view: Jeff Sessions should explain to Trump that the Department of Justice is not the president's personal property. Why don't you fire your Attorney general, instead of insulting him? why is Trump scared to sack Jeff Sessions before the mid-term election?.

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