The president Donald trump is face to face with reality and it’s not a happy scenario that faces him. It appears his own GOP member’s don’t trust him. This is the obvious conclusion after a bipartisan Congress has taken away the right of Trump to hire and fire during the period of recess. The Senate

The Senate left for its August break this Thursday and will be back on 5 September. Technically it won’t be a recess as the senate will have Pro Forma Session every few days, maybe for only a few minutes. The aim is simple, to bar the president from making any fresh appointments or firing anybody. Many in Congress are worked up that Trump may fire his AG, Jeff Sessions and appoint another AG who could carry out Trump's agenda which could include firing Robert Mueller the special counsel appointed for the “Russian connection”.

The aim of the game is simple to tie the hands of the President to act without approval from Congress. This news is reported by CNN International.

Many in Congress are worked up that Trump may fire his AG, Jeff Sessions and appoint another AG who could carry out Trump's agenda which might include firing Robert Mueller the special counsel appointed for the “Russian connection”. The aim of the game is simple - to tie the hands of the president to act without approval from Congress, CNN reported.

The AG and the President

The president had been criticizing Sessions on Twitter, though lately the tweets against the AG have stopped. Many in Congress are concerned that Trump could take advantage of the recess and sack Sessions. The effort to shackle Trump is one of the wide ranging actions being carried out by Congress to curb the president.

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The fact that it has the support of Trump's own party should cause serious misgivings in the mind of the president.

Sessions, who was thought to be Trump's man, angered him when he recused him from the Russian investigation. Trump castigated him and now the Attorney General has suddenly garnered wide support among members of Congress. This must be a surprise to the president as some people had hauled Sessions over the coals when facts came to light that he had lied to Congress about his meetings with the Russians. Sessions did not answer the presidents barbs on twitter but indicated that he had no intention of resigning on his own.

Congress and recess

Congress has used this tool before and it was effectively used when Obama and Bush were presidents. Obama ignored Congress and made appointments with the National Labor Relations Board despite the senate being in a pro forma session in 2014. He had to eat the humble pie when two years later the Supreme Court termed the recess appointments of Obama unconstitutional. The Senate is scheduled to return on 5 September and until then Trump has to just sit and wait.