WASHINGTON â President Trump publicly attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, questioning why Mr. Sessions has not fired the acting director of the F.B.I. over his wifeâs political ties to Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Trump has already criticized the deputy F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, who took over the agency when Mr. Trump fired James B. Comey, the previous director. Mr. McCabe has remained in place while the presidentâs nominee to run the F.B.I., Christopher A. Wray, goes through the confirmation process.
By adding Mr. McCabe to a growing list of what the president views as Mr. Sessionsâs management failures, Mr. Trump spurred more speculation on Wednesday that he was considering firing his attorney general, one of the earliest supporters in Washington of Mr. Trumpâs bid for the White House.