The abuse began yesterday when Trump was interviewed on Fox & Friends the day after his personal attorney plead guilty and admitted to bribing porn star Stormy Daniels on the president's orders. Trump questioned "what kind of man" Sessions is for accepting the position of Attorney General, and then recusing himself from the investigation into the 2016 election.
“Even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself and then you wouldn’t have put him in,” Trump said. “He took the job and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself.’ I said, ‘What kind of a man is this?’”
Trump then said the only reason he even gave Sessions the Attorney General position was because he was an original supporter of the president early on in his campaign.
Sessions did not appreciate his abilities being questioned, and released a statement saying, “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and when they are not met, I take action.”
I believe this is referred to as "passive-aggressive."
Trump then made a series of tweets this morning responding to Sessions' statement, and said if the Attorney General isn't influenced by political considerations, then he should investigate Democrats for basically like a million things that right-wing conspiracy sites accuse them of doing.
“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
....FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems - and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over “classified” information. Gee, this is “small potatoes” compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
The entire relationship between Sessions and Trump is so bizarre. Sessions reportedly nearly resigned only a few months after taking office because the president berated him for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. But then he's decided to stay, and for the past year has basically been accused of doing a horrible job by his boss, yet his boss refuses to fire him.
Hopefully Trump's lawyer will finally give the dirt the Mueller investigation needs to end our long, national nightmare.