President Trump’s attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions threaten to do “real harm to his agenda and even his presidency,” according to Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch.
“My advice to the president has been, and will continue to be, to think more carefully about some of the things he says, particularly on Twitter,” Hatch, R-Utah, said during a Saturday radio interview. “Because we’ve gotten to the point where it can do real harm to his agenda and even his presidency.”
Hatch is the latest senior Republican lawmaker to defend Sessions, whom Trump has criticized sharply for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. His public criticism of the president is more notable than some, however, as he was the second Senate Republican to endorse Trump during the presidential primary season. Sessions was the first, as Hatch noted.
“It’s a little difficult to me to understand why the president is jumping all over Jeff,” Hatch said Saturday on…