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Kelly Calls Sessions to Assure Attorney General Position Is Safe: Source

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Fox News that President Donald Trump's criticism of him was "kind of hurtful"

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    President Donald Trump's slipping confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on full display on Tuesday, after he took the opportunity to double down on his criticism of Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian investigation. (Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017)

    New White House chief of staff John Kelly recently called Attorney General Jeff Sessions to assure him that he is safe in his job, a source familiar with the call confirmed to NBC News.

    Kelly told Sessions on Saturday that the White House was supportive of his work and wanted him to remain the attorney general. The Associated Press was the first to report the call.

    President Donald Trump has publicly criticized Sessions recently over his decision to recuse himself from the Russian election meddling investigation.

    In an interview on Fox News, Sessions said the criticism was "kind of hurtful" but that he intends to stay in the job, as desired by Trump.

    WH: Sessions Should Focus on Immigration Issues and Leaks

    [NATL] WH: Sessions Should Focus on Immigration Issues and Leaks

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump continue to be "disappointed" in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, adding Trump wants Sessions to focus on the Justice Department, immigration policies and White House leaks.

    (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)