Trump Dismisses Rumors That He'll Make Scott Pruitt Attorney General
08 April, 2018, 01:41
Today's zero-tolerance policy further directs each U.S. Attorney's Office along the Southwest Border (i.e., Southern District of California, District of Arizona, District of New Mexico, Western District of Texas, and the Southern District of Texas) to adopt a policy to prosecute all Department of Homeland Security referrals of section 1325 (a) violations, to the extent practicable.
Mr. Trump has always been frustrated with his attorney general because of his decision to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, and Mr. Pruitt, who has had his own battles at the EPA, is rumored to be angling for Mr. Sessions' job.
The suit came two days after San Francisco, represented by Herrera, joined a nationwide suit challenging the Trump administration's plan to add a question on United States citizenship to the 2020 census. "So much of the media is dishonest and corrupt!"
When asked this week if he still supported Pruitt, Trump replied "I do".
Pruitt, who served as attorney general in Oklahoma, has expressed interest in holding that job nationally, Politicoreported in January, The New York Timesreported last month and The Wall Street Journal reported this week.
The mandate comes the same week President Donald Trump has assailed Democrats for supporting what he said are "catch and release" policies where individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol are released while they await a court date. But Sessions's recusing himself from investigations involving the Trump campaign, which later meant he would not oversee the special counsel probe, has angered Trump. But the president has defended him, as he did in the tweet Friday. "Pretty reasonable, I think".
Trump tweeted that Pruitt is "doing a great job but is TOTALLY under siege".