Betraying his concern about the Trump-Russia inquiry, Donald Trump renews his attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In the middle of a weekend tweet also slamming the Justice Department and the “rigged” investigation, Trump aimed at Sessions:

Trump’s ongoing anger stems from Sessions’ recusal from oversight of the inquiry in March 2017. The Attorney General had to step aside because of contacts during 2016, when Sessions was a senior Trump campaign advisor, with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — contacts which he did not reveal at Senate confirmation hearings.

The recusal means that the power to dismiss Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as the investigation draws closer to Trump, lies with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

On August 1, Trump used Twitter to call on Sessions to fire Mueller:

The Attorney General offered no response, leaving Trump to fume during his 11-day vacation at his New Jersey golf resort as more revelations — notably that Trump may have known in advance about a June 2016 meeting between his top advisors and three Kremlin-linked envoys — emerged.

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Trump has previously derided Sessions as “beleaguered,” very weak” and “disgraceful” and called him “Mr. Magoo”, after the very nearsighted cartoon character of the 1950s and 1960s.

But Trump has balked at firing the Attorney General, and Sessions has stayed in his post despite the insults.