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    Donald Trump regrets picking Jeff Sessions for attorney general, as a top Republican lawmaker denies FBI spied on election campaign

    Donald Trump regrets picking Jeff Sessions for attorney general, as a top Republican lawmaker denies FBI spied on election campaign
    Trump endorsed remarks made by House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy about Sessions Wednesday morning, even as he ignored Gowdy’s strong dismissal of the president’s claim that the FBI planted a “spy” in his campaign.
    In a series of tweets, Trump approvingly quoted Gowdy’s appearance on CBS This Morning, where he criticised Sessions for removing himself from oversight of the investigation that is now being run by special counsel Robert Mueller.
    Gowdy said that Trump had many other options for the nation’s top law enforcement officer.
    “There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!” Gowdy, a Republican and Tea Party member, said. Citing the lawmaker’s comments in a Twitter posting, Trump added: “And I wish I did!”
    In the same interview, though, Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, defended the Justice Department and FBI.
    “When the FBI comes into contact with information about what a foreign government may be doing in our election cycle, I think they have an obligation to run it out,” Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said.
    In the same interview, though, Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, defended the Justice Department and FBI.
    “When the FBI comes into contact with information about what a foreign government may be doing in our election cycle, I think they have an obligation to run it out,” Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said.
    “I think the FBI, if they were at the table this morning, would tell you Russia was the target,” he continued, and added: “The fact that two people loosely connected with the Trump campaign may have been involved doesn’t diminish that Russia was the target and not the campaign”.

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