US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hit back at increasing pressure from the president after convictions of two former top Donald Trump aides.
Sessions, who heads the powerful Justice Department, said on Thursday he will not allow political pressure to influence the work being done at the department.
He said as long as he’s the attorney general, he will not allow the department to be pressured by political considerations.
“I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in,” he said. “While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”
The comments come after increased attacks on the attorney general by President Trump. The attacks come as two of Trump’s former associates were convicted of high-profile crimes.
Trump has repeatedly criticized Sessions for not taking full control of the Justice Department and at times called him…