For the past few days, the political world has been fixated on the growing feud between President Donald Trump and Attorney Jeff Sessions over the Russia investigation and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Trump has lashed out at Sessions repeatedly over his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Trump has also attacked Sessions for not investigating Clinton — even though Trump himself indicated after the election he wasn’t going to pursue an investigation against Clinton.
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News on Tuesday to discuss the Trump-Sessions feud, and he issued an unexpected statement about the conflict between the two, The Daily Caller reported.
“I think Jeff Sessions made the right decision in recusing himself,” Gowdy stated. “And I also understand the president’s frustration at the decisions and actions of Attorney General Sessions that led to him having to recuse himself.”
It sounds like Gowdy is trying to play mediator between these two. He acknowledged that both sides have legitimate points and tried to sum up the entire situation without taking a side.
“The president is frustrated that he picked an attorney general that had to recuse himself. The recusal was based on the attorney general’s failure to recall some meetings,” Gowdy explained.