The AG is not taking the criticism from the President lying down.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

The President told FOX News he's not happy with his Attorney General Jeff Sessions for stepping aside from the DOJ's Russia investigation:

(President Trump) "He took the job and then he said, 'I'm going to recuse myself.' I said, 'What kind of a man is this?'"

Hours after President Trump attacked him on television, saying "he never took control of the Justice Department". Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back saying in a statement that his department would not be "improperly influenced by political considerations".

Sessions added that the DOJ, under his leadership, has had "unprecedented success at effectuating the President's agenda."

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.