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President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions followed their nasty war of words this morning with a meeting this afternoon where they didn't say a word about their confrontation, a source with direct knowledge tells Axios' Jonathan Swan.
Why it matters: This tracks with Trump's aversion to in-person confrontation. Sessions has been mostly mute in the face of sustained criticisms from his boss on the Justice Department's handling of the Mueller investigation, which scored a major win this week with Paul Manafort's eight felony convictions.
Trump, in a Fox News interview that aired this morning (via AP):
"You know the only reason I gave him the job? Because I felt loyalty, he was an original supporter," Trump said, criticizing Sessions because he, according to the president, "never took control of the Justice Department."
Sessions via a spokeswoman at noon today:
"I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in… The actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations ... I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action."
What they're saying:
Meanwhile, Sen. John Cornyn defended Sessions while speaking to reporters:
P.S. As Axios' Stef Kight scooped, Trump is shelving any endorsement of a reform bill until after the election. That's in alignment with Sessions.
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