Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he plans to stay on in his current job, even after President Donald Trump harshly criticized him a day earlier for recusing himself from the ongoing Russia investigation.
"I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate," Sessions said at a Department of Justice press conference.
Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he would not have hired Sessions if he’d known his attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia probe. "How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you,’" Trump told the paper.