Trump: ‘I Wish’ I Had Not Picked Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump publicly lamented his choice of Jeff Sessions to head the Department of Justice, saying he wishes he’d selected a different attorney general. Trump quoted Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who said he would feel “frustrated” if he were president and his attorney general did not share “reasons for recusal” prior to taking the job. “There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!” Gowdy said. “And I wish I did!” Trump added in his tweet. This comes as The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump asked Sessions to “reverse his decision” to recuse himself from the Russia investigation in March 2017.