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Jeff Sessions listens to President Trump. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

President Trump went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Wednesday, saying he wishes he had picked someone else to head the Department of Justice because of Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russia probe.

Why it matters: This is not the first time Trump has expressed frustration over Sessions' recusal, and it isn't even the first time he's said he regrets appointing him because of it. But it does follow a string of other grievances the president has with his own attorney general.

Why Trump has been ticked at Sessions:

  1. For asking Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate allegations that the FBI and DOJ abused their surveillance power: "Isn't the I.G.A an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!"
  2. For not looking into Hillary Clinton: "So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hilarys crimes and Russia relations?"
  3. For being "weak" on Clinton's emails: "Attorney General Jeff sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails and DNC server) & Intel leakers!"
  4. For not investigating President Obama's administration: "If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration...why aren’t they the subject of the investigation? Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!"
  5. For not replacing Andrew McCabe: "Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation..."

Go deeper: The brief history of how Trump turned on Sessions.

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Brazil begins distributing AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Containers carrying doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Brazil. Photo: Maurio Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil on Saturday began distributing the 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine that arrived from India Friday, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Brazil has the third highest COVID-19 case-count in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The 2 million doses "only scratch the surface of the shortfall," Brazilian public health experts told the AP.

Sullivan speaks with Israel's national security adviser for the first time

Israeli national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat U.S. Photo: Mazen Mahdi/Getty Images. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: Chandan Khanna/Getty Images

U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke on the phone Saturday with his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben Shabbat, Israeli officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: This is the first contact between the Biden White House and Israeli prime minister's office. During the transition, the Biden team refrained from speaking to foreign governments.

Biden speaks to Mexican president about reversing Trump's "draconian immigration policies"

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Ismael Rosas/Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

President Biden told his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on a phone call Friday that he plans to reverse former President Trump’s “draconian immigration policies.”

The big picture: The Biden administration has already started repealing several of Trump’s immigration policies, including ordering a 100-day freeze on deporting many unauthorized immigrants, halting work on the southern border wall, and reversing plans to exclude undocumented people from being included in the 2020 census.