Attorney General Jeff Sessions told former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that if he were to get fired, he’d really “never leave” the position.
The comment came during a conversation between the two came on July 25 — a day after President Trump called Sessions “beleaguered” on Twitter — Bannon told Vanity Fair in a wide-ranging interview.
"Look, I have a question for you," Bannon reportedly said to Sessions. "Is there any doubt in your mind that it was Divine Providence, the Hand of God that got us this victory?"
Sessions reportedly responded in the affirmative twice, to which Bannon asked: “Then what’s your commitment here?”
“I will never leave. I may get fired, but I’ll never leave.”
A Department of Justice spokesperson declined to comment for the Vanity Fair story.
Sessions and Trump’s relationship hit rocky waters in the summer, stemming from the attorney general’s decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, which paved the way for special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment.
Trump has also jabbed Sessions for not opening a new Justice Department investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The interview with Bannon came amid Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabriel Sherman’s deep dive into his post-White House endeavors. Bannon, who returned as Breitbart News’ executive chairman, helped campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Moore, who fielded multiple allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct, ultimately lost to Democrat Doug Jones. The special election was to replace Sessions, who was in the seat for 20 years before joining the Trump administration.