Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll serve as long as Trump wants him to

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is staying put.

In an interview with the Associated Press he said that he serves at the pleasure of the president and will stay in his position as long as Trump wants him to.

But he also acknowledged that Trump has every right to find another attorney general.

Sessions made the remark Thursday in El Salvador, where he is working with officials to address the violent street gang known as MS-13.

During an interview with the New York Times last week, President Donald Trump said that he would have picked someone else to be attorney general if he knew Sessions would have recused himself from the Russia investigation.

In the week since his interview, Trump has criticized Sessions on Twitter, calling the attorney general "beleaguered" and "very weak" for not prosecuting Hillary Clinton.

Senator Lindsay Graham has come out to say that there will be "Holy Hell" if Trump fires Sessions, noting that others in the Senate aren't happy with how Trump is treating the attorney general.

The attorney general is one of the most important roles in government, acting as the chief law enforcement officer and chief lawyer of the United States government.