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AG Jeff Sessions responds to critics, future during likely last exclusive interview

Sessions says "certain things you can't control"
Posted at 5:36 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 18:02:58-05

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke out candidly about criticism and his own future during what was likely his final one-on-one interview before being fired.

The exclusive interview was taped October 16, 2018 at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where Sessions reacted to an exclusive 5 On Your Side Investigation into Ohio's opioid crisis and his support for President Trump's "Opioid Initiative".

Sessions has been the target of repeated comments and tweets by the President that have criticized how Sessions was doing his job--including Trump openly tweeting "I would have quickly picked someone else ".

During the interview, 5 On Your Side Chief Investigator asked Sessions how he deals with criticism in general.

"There are certain things you can't control," said Sessions. "You just can't respond to every critic or every concern that's out there."

While Sessions never mentioned the President, he went to say, "You have to do what is right, give 100 percent to it and usually people will approve of that--that's what I do here every day."

Sessions also appeared to have no intention of stepping down.

When asked about his goals at the Justice Department for the next two years, Sessions immediately described how he was "looking forward to continue" his work on President Trump's opioid crackdown.

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