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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is officially on the comeback trail.
Sessions entered the race for his old Senate seat in Alabama.
And you won’t believe what Jeff Sessions just went on Fox News and said about Donald Trump.
Sessions is seeking to win back the Senate seat in Alabama that he held from 1997 to 2017 before becoming Donald Trump’s Attorney General.
Back in 2016, Sessions was the first Senator to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
However, the relationship quickly soured when Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.
Sessions’ decision allowed Deep State agent Rod Rosenstein to take control of the probe and eventually appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel.
As part of Sessions’ kickoff launch, the former Attorney General is making the rounds in conservative media to downplay any friction between he and Donald Trump in hopes that the President will not endorse another candidate in the race.
Sessions appeared on America’s Newsroom and made the point that Donald Trump oftentimes forgives and forgets with those exiled from orbit.
“I think maybe everybody understands that relationship,” Sessions stated. “He is a strong-willed person and he speaks his mind when he is concerned about something, but he also has a history of getting back in good relationships with people he’s had a disagreement with before.”
Sessions also revealed that he strongly supported the current Attorney General William Barr.
“I am a big fan of Attorney General Bill Barr,” Sessions added. “The man is smart, he was Attorney General before, he served in the Department of Justice–he loves the Department of Justice. I have considered him a friend and served under him. … I have the highest regard for Attorney General Bill Barr.”
Sessions’ P.R. blitz continued in an interview with the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker.
In the interview, Sessions took on the recusal head on.
Sessions owned the decision, but made sure to state that as Attorney General there was no bigger supporter of the President’s “Make America Great Again” immigration agenda than Sessions.
“I don’t have regrets,” Sessions explained. “I’m not a person that worries about regrets. I did what I thought was right. We advanced the president’s agenda, and it was just — I hate it that there was a disagreement over recusal.”
“I spent 15 years in the Department of Justice, 20 years on the Senate Judiciary [Committee],” he said. “And in fact, when I got there, I knew more about the department than I thought I would,” Sessions added. “We did a lot of great things that got overlooked in a lot of the controversy.”
Sessions also did not fault the President for his anger over Sessions’ recusal in the Russia investigation.
In his telling, Sessions explained that Donald Trump’s drive is what made him a successful President, but that the focus got turned to Sessions because of his recusal.
“I understand the drive and the strength of Trump’s focus, and that was a reason I thought he’d be a strong president. I turned out to be right. I hate it that some of that drive got focused on me, but I decided — to me, I wanted him to be successful as a president.”
Sessions’ media tour is essential to his comeback.
With one tweet, the President can decide the Republican Senate primary – where five other candidates were already in the race – with an endorsement.
Sessions knows there is little chance the President will endorse him, but Sessions hopes that by trying to smooth over his differences with Donald Trump, that Trump will stay out of the race entirely.
And given Sessions’ 20 years of service to the state as Senator, that would make Sessions the odds-on favorite.
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2020 Election.
(h/t Black Eye Politics)