Despite criticism, Sessions says he's staying on
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he loves his job and that he plans to stay on as head of the Justice Department.
The White House says President Donald Trump has confidence in Sessions, a statement that follows a New York Times interview in which Trump criticized his attorney general.
Trump told the newspaper that he never would have tapped the former Alabama senator for the job had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the probe into Russian meddling in last year's election. Sessions had stepped aside earlier this year, turning oversight for the Russia probe to his deputy.
The attorney general's crime-fighting agenda is being overshadowed by his fractured relationship with Trump and the continuing Russia investigation.