Expressing regret over appointing Jeff Sessions as US attorney general, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would not have hired him if he knew that Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.
Trump made the extraordinary statement about Sessions in an interview with the New York Times.
He told the newspaper that Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to Russia was “very unfair to the president.”
Trump also addressed the conversation he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dinner for world leaders at a summit in Germany.
Trump said the brief conversation consisted of “pleasantries more than anything else,” but added that the two also discussed adoption.
That’s the same topic Donald Trump Jr says he discussed with a Russian lawyer at a meeting that has drawn criticism.
(With AP inputs)