Three people briefed on the matter said the process has been bogged down by a lack of decision-making in the West Wing over how to proceed, as well as reluctance from some of those the White House hoped to recruit about serving a president who keeps getting in his own way.
The New York Times reported Monday that Trump has soured on Sessions, a former Alabama senator who was one of the earliest elected officials to support his candidacy, because of legal setbacks for the travel ban and the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the investigation of Russian meddling in the USA election. The newspaper said that Trump has "fumed" over Sessions recusing himself from the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
Some U.S. diplomats have taken to Twitter this week to distance themselves from President Trump's recent tweets about global affairs. Attorneys who sued are saying Trump's comments will help their case.
Sessions' visit comes as some democrats in Washington are raising questions about his contacts with a Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign. Later, in May, after Trump had fired Comey as FBI director, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation.
"Asked whether President Trump believed in global warming - a question he had been asked several days earlier - Spicer said he had still not had a chance to talk to the President about it". A chain of postings about his travel ban may hamper his administration's defense in courts.
"For context - because he's President - all of Trump's Tweets should be mocked up in the correct Presidential statement format". The travel ban, which is now in its second iteration, has already been blocked multiple times in court, with some judges suggesting it's meant to discriminate against Muslims.
Trump reportedly only heard that Sessions, who previously described himself as a "surrogate" to the tycoon's election campaign, had chose to recuse himself moments before the attorney general publicly announced the move.
The frustration over the travel ban might be a momentary episode were it not for the deeper resentment Trump feels toward Sessions, according to people close to the president.
During a press briefing, Deputy Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee, was asked on three separate occasions about the series of tweets written by Trump.
Trump and Sessions share a similar world view on key issues, including crime and immigration. "They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out".
Still, the Times' sources said, Trump was wary of more firings, after the ouster of FBI Director James Comey caused such an outcry. "But at the same time I do think that the media obsesses over every period, dot".