Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday finally responded to President Donald Trump’s insults, saying that he was confident that his office was acting appropriately and that the Department of Justice would “continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and the Constitution.”
Earlier in the day, Trump publicly attacked Sessions for not investigating former President Barack Obama.
“Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers?” he asked. “DISGRACEFUL!”
Sessions defended himself later Wednesday, saying the inspector-general investigation is “the appropriate process that will ensure complaints against the department will be fully and fairly acted upon if necessary.”
“As long as I am attorney general, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor, and this department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and constitution,” he said in a statement.