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    Trump-Sessions Feud Escalates

    President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the Justice Department yesterday, musing that offering plea agreements in exchange for information “almost ought to be illegal” and questioning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ character for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. In response, Sessions — a longtime ally of the president — released a rare statement pointedly emphasizing that “political considerations” won’t “improperly influence” the department’s actions. Trump shot back this morning, urging Sessions to investigate Democrats and intelligence officials for corruption. “You can do it,” he tweeted, “the country is waiting!”

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