President Trump lashes out on Attorney General during N.Y. Times interview

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Many were met with shock, concern, and outrage after the president lashed out on his Attorney General and the Special Prosecutor charged with leading the Russia investigation. (WPVI)

Many were met with shock, concern, and outrage after the President lashes out on his Attorney General and the Special Prosecutor charged with leading the Russia investigation during an interview with the New York Times.

Questions are swirling about whether the nation's top cop Jeff Sessions will be stepping down after President Donald Trump vented to the New York Times.

"How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said thanks Jeff, but I can't -- you know, I'm not going to take you. It's extremely unfair, and that's a mild word, to the president," said Trump.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions shook off resignation questions for now as he stated, "we love this job, we love this department and I plan to continue to do so as long as it is appropriate."

In addition to Sessions, President Trump also slamming Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former FBI Director James Comey, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller,the man tasked with investigating Russia and their possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Trump telling the New York Times, Mueller's office is rife with conflicts of interest, and warning investigators would cross a red line if they look into Trump family finances - not tied to Russia, saying "I think that's a violation."

Democrats were quick to accuse President Trump of over-reach.

"The President can't start drawing red lines. Mueller has right to investigate this. He reports to the Justice Department and not the President of the United States," says Senator Amy Klobuchar. "What we're seeing is obstruction of justice, criminal intent unfolding almost a textbook case right before our eyes," added Senator Richard Blumenthal.

The congressional investigation also heating up.

The Senate Intelligence Committee will interview White House Adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner in private Monday.

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort have been asked to testify next Wednesday.

"If they don't voluntarily come, they will be subpoenaed," says Senator Chuck Grassley.

While the president did not rule out firing Prosecutor Mueller, top democrats say that move would provoke a firestorm of outrage and could result in Congress renewing a law designed to protect the independent counsel.

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