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August 28, 2018

Over the last several weeks, President Trump has had several private discussions with aides and personal lawyers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, three people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post Tuesday, and he was warned multiple times against removing Sessions because Special Counsel Robert Mueller might see the move as obstruction of justice.

Last year, Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which led to the appointment of Mueller, and Trump blames Sessions for the "endless investigation." One of Trump's lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, confirmed to the Post he spoke with Trump about firing Sessions, and said "if there is any action taken, the president agrees with us that it shouldn't be taken until after the investigation is concluded."

Sessions was one of Trump's earliest supporters, and Trump in turn has become one of his harshest critics, regularly tweeting about him and, like he did last week on Fox News, telling reporters he isn't doing his job properly. Sessions retorted by saying he will not be "improperly influenced by political considerations." Catherine Garcia

August 10, 2018

President Trump wants to go another round on the NFL protest debate.

Trump on Friday tweeted that football players are "at it again," complaining that they "should be standing proudly" rather than kneeling in protest of systemic racial injustice during the national anthem.

The president has maligned NFL players via Twitter many times before, previously saying those who kneel "shouldn't be in the country." This time, he suggested that the athletes are feigning outrage, claiming they are "unable to define" the reason they are protesting. During the national anthem before Thursday night preseason games, several players raised their fists or took a knee. Several Philadelphia Eagles players donned shirts that read, "More than 60 percent of prison populations are people of color."

"They make a fortune doing what they love," said Trump, saying they should be suspended without pay for the protests. "Be happy, be cool!" Summer Meza

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