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Sessions fires back at Trump: ‘I did my duty & you’re damn fortunate I did’

Jeff Sessions continued to defend himself on Saturday after President Trump mounted an assault on the Alabama Republican’s marketing campaign to reclaim his former seat within the U.S. Senate.

Mr. Sessions, Mr. Trump’s former lawyer common, fired again after the president focused him on Twitter the day earlier than and touted his GOP rival within the bid to turn into senator.

The social media spat started late Friday when Mr. Trump took intention at Mr. Sessions and particularly his resolution whereas main the Department of Justice to recuse himself from any investigations involving Russian involvement within the 2016 presidential election. That resolution was adopted by the appointment of a particular counsel to research the race and later resulted in a number of former members of the president’s marketing campaign being convicted of prison fees and sentenced to jail.

“Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down,” Mr. Trump tweeted, reiterating his assist for Tommy Tuberville, a former soccer coach competing towards Mr. Sessions to turn into the Republican candidate within the race towards Sen. Doug Jones, Alabama Democrat.

Mr. Sessions replied on Twitter later Friday and once more the next morning.

“Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty & you’re damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do,” Mr. Sessions tweeted.

“Mr. President, Alabama can and does trust me, as do conservatives across the country. Perhaps you’ve forgotten. They trusted me when I stepped out and put that trust on the line for you,” Mr. Sessions tweeted once more later.

Mr. Trump didn’t instantly reply to both tweet as of early Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Sessions served within the U.S. Senate for 20 years earlier than leaving to behave as Mr. Trump’s first lawyer common. He resigned from that position in late 2018.

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