President Trump has been very outwardly frustrated with Sessions in regards to recusing himself when it comes to his handling of The Clinton's. Sessions, who stepped down in March, paved the way for Robert Mueller to take the head.
President Trump has since taken to Twitter to air out some grievances.
So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
And in what I would consider is a "power play" or heck maybe just trying to save his own neck, Sessions also announced he would recuse himself from any additional investigations into the Clinton's
As reported by The Daily Caller:
President Trump has been criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent days for not investigating Hillary Clinton over her emails and her family foundation’s activities. But those comments, which are widely seen as Trump’s pretense for potentially firing Sessions, are a reversal of the president’s view about Clinton just after the election.
“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t,” Trump said in a Nov. 22 interview with The New York Times. “She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious.”
That comment itself was a reversal from Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, where chants of “Lock Her Up!” were a common theme at Trump campaign rallies.
“If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there’s never been so many lies, so much deception,” Trump said in the second presidential debate with Clinton.