Sessions warned White House he could quit if Trump fired Rosenstein: report

BY MAX GREENWOOD - 04/20/18 06:40 PM EDT 20

Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned the White House recently that he could resign if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The Washington Post reported
Friday that Sessions told White House counsel Don McGahn in a phone call last weekend that he could leave the Justice Department in the event of Rosenstein's ouster.

The phone call came amid a series of attacks on Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller by Trump, following the FBI raid of the home and office of his personal attorney Michael Cohen.

His attacks have led to speculation that Trump may fire Rosenstein or Mueller.

Rosenstein oversees the law enforcement investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Updated 6:55 p.m.