Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C

ABC News reported that the offer was made against the backdrop of Trump's anger with Sessions over the latter's decision in March to recuse himself from dealing with any aspect of the Russian Federation case - a decision the president has repeatedly blamed for the expansion of the Russian Federation probe.

Other than delivering a statement on Saturday critical of reporting about President Donald Trump's inauguration, this will be Spicer's first news conference at the White House.

Trump on Monday also fired off tweets blasting Sessions' Justice Department for its handling of the court battles over Trump's travel bans. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who was selected by Sessions and filled in when it came to the Russian Federation investigation, ultimately appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former FBI director, as special counsel to lead the probe.

Sessions has come under fire from the president over his recusal from an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, an inquiry that's now exploring whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer a question earlier in the day about whether Trump still has confidence in the attorney general.

The person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, says the request was made because of concerns Comey had about Trump.

Asked by reporters Tuesday whether he has any message for Mr. Comey, the president said, "I wish him good luck".

Sessions was one of the administration officials who later aided Trump in firing Comey, seemingly violating the prior terms of his recusal.

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"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to" the Supreme Court, one tweet read. A slew of former Sessions aides also serve in top White House positions. Sessions was the first and, for many months, the only USA senator to back Trump's campaign.

A report from ABC News Tuesday says that tension between the president and Jeff Sessions has gotten so bad that the attorney general offered recently to resign.

Trump hasn't seen it the same way, the Trump adviser said.

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