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using his powers to hire and fire cabinet members under Article 2 would have been seen as obstruction — a standard that he alleged was “only for Trump.”
”The Attorney General recuses himself, and I don’t fire him, no obstruction,” Trump said. “That’s the other thing — if y
ou use your rights, if you use your power, if you use Article 2, it’s called obstruction, but only for Trump, f
or nobody else. So the attorney general is weak and ineffective and he doesn’t do what he should have done.”
Trump fired Sessions in November following an increasingly str
ained relationship and months of personal attacks by the President.
He also recounted Comey’s firing as being due to the former FBI direc
tor being “a bad, bad guy,” saying that he had discussed it at the time with first lady Mela
nia Trump, and that he had anticipated bipartisan support after Democrats voiced criticism of Comey.