June 6, 2017 | 6:52pm
Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly had offered to resign amid ongoing friction over his decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into ties between aides of President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Trump has berated Sessions in private meetings, blaming the Attorney General for the eventual appointment of a special counsel in the investigation which prompted Sessions to offer to resign, ABC News reported, citing multiple sources close to the president.
A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment about the offered resignation.
The report came just hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to say if the president still had confidence in his attorney general.
“I have not had a discussion with him on the question,” Spicer said.
Sessions recused himself from the Russian inquiry in March after it was revealed that he misled Congress on his meeting with the Russian ambassador.
The attorney general’s recusal left the investigation in the hands of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed a special counsel in May.