Inside the White House with D.C.'s most wired reporter. Sign up for Mike Allen's Axios AM.

Stories

Inside Trump and Sessions' awkward meeting

Side by side photo of Trump and Sessions
Photo: Saul Loeb, Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Per a second source with knowledge of the White House meeting, attended by Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, Sessions, Trump and Mercedes Schlapp: “No acknowledgment, not even a passing mention” of the morning’s events. “To the point where I don’t even know if he [Trump] was aware of his [Sessions’] statement."

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.

Go deeper:

More stories loading.