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An exchange of views between the president and one of his former allies took place on Twitter in full view of all

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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The former attorney general Jeff Sessions and President Trump They spent part of the Memorial Day weekend attacking each other on Twitter. Trump has supported Tommy Tuberville, Sessions’ rival in the Senate elections for Alabama.

On Friday night, Trump scolded his former ally for withdrawing from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the fraudulent Mueller scam began,” Trump tweeted. Alabama, don’t trust Jeff Sessions. He disappointed our country. So I backed coach Tommy Tuberville… the true advocate of our #MAGA agenda! ”

And Sessions replied: “Look, I know your anger, but the law required recusal. I did my duty and you are very lucky. The rule of law was protected and resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama chooses as their senator, the people of Alabama do. “

On Saturday morning, Sessions tweeted Trump again, saying, “Alabama can and does trust me, as do conservatives across the country.”

And the discussion continued … Trump responded Saturday, accusing Session of having “no courage” to recuse himself, and urging him to drop out of the Alabama Senate race.

Jeff Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump when he was a presidential candidate.

After the elections, Sessions resigned his Senate seat to serve as the president’s first attorney general. He is now struggling to regain his Senate seat, and has faced vocal opposition from President Trump.

During his confirmation hearing for the attorney general, Sessions said under oath that “he had no communications with the Russians.” Later, he admitted having two meetings with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, during the electoral campaign.

“In hindsight, I should have slowed down and say I met with a Russian official a few times,” Sessions said later.

Less than a day after acknowledging the meetings with Kislyak, Sessions withdrew from the investigation, saying he did not feel he should investigate a campaign in which he had a role. Upon retirement, the investigation was turned over to the former special adviser Robert Mueller.

President Trump has repeatedly rebuked Sessions for his challenge.

Sessions has continued to support the Trump Administration and previously touted his relationship with the President in his campaign.

The second round of the Alabama Republican Senate is scheduled for July 14.

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