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Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly offered to resign

Tensions between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump are so high that Sessions recently suggested he step down, people with knowledge of the situation told ABC News on Tuesday.

An early supporter of Trump's campaign, Sessions upset Trump in March when he recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election without giving Trump advance notice. Trump is still angry and believes that because Sessions stepped aside, that's the reason why there is now a special counsel involved in the investigation, ABC News reports, but Sessions is frustrated as well by how Trump is handling things.

When asked on Tuesday if Trump has confidence in Sessions, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer one way or another. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to ABC News.