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Trump slams Sessions as "scared stiff"

President Trump on Saturday blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for being "scared stiff and Missing in Action" in a tweet series questioning if there will be an Inspector General report about the Steele dossier, Steele's meetings with former Deputy Attorney General, Bruce Ohr and Ohr's wife, Nellie Ohr.

Behind the scenes: Sessions doesn't use Twitter and has no TV in his office. Sources who work for him tell Axios' Jonathan Swan he tries as best he can to tune out Trump's attacks. They seemed to genuinely bother him at first but over time aides said it appeared he'd grown desensitized to them. If Sessions has thought again about resigning — early on he wrote a resignation letter for Trump and it was rejected — he's kept very close-lipped about it.

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