US President Donald Trump says he regrets naming Jeff Sessions as attorney general, as pressure on the White House grows from a special counsel’s probe into possible campaign collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.
After The New York Times reported that Trump pressured Sessions to reverse his recusal from overseeing the Russia probe in March 2017, the US president confirmed his unhappiness over that decision in a tweet.
He quoted a Republican lawmaker as criticizing Sessions for not telling the president before becoming attorney general that he would have to recuse himself from the investigation.
“There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!” the lawmaker, Trey Gowdy, said.
“I wish I did!” Trump said in his tweet.
Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions, who he hand-picked last year as the country’s top law enforcement official, as the probe into Russian election meddling, and…