Trump fires new shot at Jeff Sessions - from 4,000 miles away

Donald Trump might be in Brussels this week attending a summit with NATO leaders, but the U.S. President still found time between “very important” meetings to call out his embattled attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump criticized former FBI lawyer Lisa Page for defying a congressional subpoena and failing to appear for an interview before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees on Wednesday.

Trump concluded his tweet with the question: “Where is the Attorney General?” It was the latest jibe in a long string of public attacks that the President has leveled against Sessions. 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One ahead of the NATO Summit, at Brussels Military Airport in Melsbroek, Belgium July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a breakfast meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) at the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump (R) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) are reflected in a mirror as they attend at a breakfast meeting with the NATO Secretary General and staff at the US chief of mission's residence in Brussels on July 11, 2018, ahead of a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C) arrives to attend the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, in Brussels, on July 11, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as he arrives to attend the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, in Brussels, on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during his official arrival at the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman
U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before a bilateral breakfast ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a welcoming ceremony by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of a NATO summit at the Alliance?s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of a NATO summit at the Alliance?s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of a NATO summit at the Alliance?s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
France's President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump are seen at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron during the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talk as NATO leaders pose for a family photo at the start of the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman
France's President Emmanuel Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg are seen at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS
France's President Emmanuel Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan are seen at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS
Heads of governments of member countries of NATO at the opening ceremony of NATO summit 2018 in front of NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JULY 11: Heads of state and government, including (from L to R, first row) Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May pose for the family photo during the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Leaders from NATO member and partner states are meeting for a two-day summit, which is being overshadowed by strong demands by U.S. President Trump for most NATO member countries to pay more towards funding the alliance. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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On Wednesday, GOP lawmakers threatened to hold Page in contempt after she failed to show up for the closed-door interview, reported CNN.

Her lawyer, however, insisted that Page, whose text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have fueled Republican allegations of anti-Trump bias, had nothing to hide and was willing to testify.

“All she is asking is to be treated as other witnesses have under the Committees’ own rules,” Page’s attorney, Amy Jeffress, said in a statement, per CNN.

“She has offered to voluntarily appear before the Committees later this month. She simply needs clarification of the scope of the Committee’s interest in interviewing her and access to relevant documents so that she can provide complete and accurate testimony.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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