AG Schuette Describes Meeting With Trump, Weighs In on Sessions Controversy

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

This week Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette visited President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House.

Schuette went to Washington D.C. for a meeting of state attorneys general. Gov. Rick Snyder was at the White House earlier in the week for a meeting of governors.

Schuette joins Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today  to discuss his time at the White House, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself from investigations related to President Trump’s campaign, and the federal governments’ stance on Great Lakes restoration. 

Michigan’s Republican attorney general calls visiting the Oval Office a humbling experience for any guest.

You have CEO’s across America who have these big fancy…buildings,” Schuette describes Trump saying. ”But you bring CEO’s into the Oval Office and it really [humbles everybody].”

Schuette says he and Trump discussed human trafficking, opioids, Black History Month and anti-Semitism. 


He also says it’s good that Attorney General Sessions recused himself from campaign-related investigations and talks about how he feels the situation should be resolved. He also feels that the new administration should be tougher in implementing and enforcing Great Lakes regulations.

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation. 

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

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