Former Attorney General calls Donald Trump's public blasting of Jeff Sessions 'unprecedented'

Former Attorney General lambasts Donald Trump's public blasting of Jeff Sessions

Eric Holder called the reaction of the US president 'unprecendent'

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A former Attorney General has blasted the public venting of Donald Trump against Jeff Sessions. 

The US President fired off an angry reaction on Twitter earlier in the summer after Sessions recused himself from the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election. 

The investigation is looking into myriad allegations which include claims the Trump campaign worked with Russian operatives in order to fix the vote.

The reaction by Trump prompted the Attorney General to offer to resign amid a bombardment of public insults.

Eric Holder, who served under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, called the President's action "unhelpful" and said it would only harm him. 

He told MSNBC it might have been a gut reaction driven from paranoia that Sessions is a threat to Trump.

The former Attorney General said it was worrying because it shows the President didn't appear to understand how the role of attorney general works.