Trump slams Sessions: 'I wish' I had picked someone else

President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

The president quoted House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy in a series of tweets.

“Rep.Trey Gowdy, ‘I don’t think so, I think what the President is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterward. If I were the President and I picked someone to be the country’s chief law enforcement officer, and they told me later, ‘oh by the way I’m not going to be able to participate in the most important case in the office, I would be frustrated too and that’s how I read that – Senator Sessions, why didn’t you tell me before I picked you. There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!’” Trump wrote.

And then the president added, “I wish I did.”

Trump’s tweets come a day after a New York Times piece described the president’s reaction in March of last year after learning about Sessions’ recusal.

“The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump, who had told aides that he needed a loyalist overseeing the inquiry, berated Mr. Sessions and told him he should reverse his decision, an unusual and potentially inappropriate request,” the Times noted.

However, Sessions refused to change his decision.