Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

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Spicer also passed on two follow-up questions to clarify that statement, offering no further explanation or reaffirmation of the president's past regard for his attorney general.

The frustration between Trump and Sessions has gone both ways, with Justice Department officials upset that the President's tweets and comments caused problems for Sessions and Rosenstein in the wake of the Comey firing.

Asked by ABC News if the attorney general had threatened or offered to resign, Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment.

Sessions offered to quit amid rising tensions with Trump
Sessions, after consulting with Department of Justice lawyers, had thought the recusal was inevitable. "He dials it up". One of Trump's top aides, Stephen Miller, worked for Sessions for years before joining Trump's orbit.

Top White House spokesman Sean Spicer won't say whether the president has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Later, in May, after Trump had fired Comey as FBI director, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation.

When asked at a press briefing whether Trump's tweets qualify as official statements on behalf of the White House, Spicer said that he "is the President of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the President of the United States".

Conway, about 24 hours earlier, had mocked reporters for paying so much to what Trump says on Twitter while paying much less attention to what he does as president.

Ben Ainslie ready for America's Cup playoff semi-finals
Also Thursday, Oracle overcame a penalty at the start and passed stablemate SoftBank Team Japan to win by 32 seconds. NZME America's Cup expert and former Team NZ weather guru Mark Orams warned against over-thinking that approach.

Comey is set to testify before the Senate on Thursday about his conversations with Trump. He was the first senator to endorse him as a candidate and defended him without reservation through the darkest moments of the campaign. I have not had that discussion with him.

Trump's anger is allegedly such that he has repeatedly lambasted the Attorney General in private, prompting Sessions to offer his resignation.

The investigation of potential Trump campaign collusion with the Kremlin has gotten under the President's skin.

Friday's Wake-Up Weather: Scattered Storm Chances
We wrapped up our Saturday with highs in the low 90s, and it's going to be relatively warm for the rest of the night. The severe weather threat will stay low and winds will be out of the southeast/ northeast at 5-10 miles per hour .

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