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Trump says he wouldn't have hired Sessions after all

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In an interview with the NY Times, President Trump called the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia probe "very unfair to the president."

QuoteSessions should have never recused himself and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.

Context: Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump, and thought he was risking his political career by doing so, according to a new book.

Why it matters: It's an unusual attack from the president on one of the most senior members of his administration. As Axios' Jonathan Swan reported Sunday, their relationship is characterized by a simmering resentment from Trump over Sessions' recusal. Other interview highlights: