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Trump denies considering replacing Sessions with Pruitt

President Trump said Friday that two stories that claim he's considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, are "fake news." He also defended Pruitt, who is being investigated for possible ethical violations, saying he's doing "a great job" despite attacks from the media.

Big picture: Trump has been unhappy with Jeff Sessions ever since he recused himself from handling the Russia investigation, which has left the president feeling vulnerable to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Meanwhile, Scott Pruitt has been under fire for his pricey spending and management behavior, prompting several critics to call for his resignation. Go deeper with the latest on Pruitt's dangerous days.