Trump went on to speculate that Sessions' “very poor” performance during the nominating process went on to impact his performance as attorney general.

He was the first Senator that endorsed me.

“He gets in and probably because of the experience that he had going through the nominating when somebody asked him the first question about Hillary Clinton or something he said 'I recuse myself, I recuse myself,'” Trump said.

“I should have fired him right after the convention, say I don't want that guy.

I would have been better off firing him or putting out a statement that I don't want him there when I get there.” The FISA Court judges who approved the initial requests allowing the FBI to surveil employees of the Trump Campaign also came in for some criticism, with Trump claiming they used “poor Carter Page, who nobody even knew, and who I feel very badly for…as a foil…to surveil a candidate or the presidency of the United States.” Trump added that he felt the judges had been “misled” by the FBI.

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