Defiant Jeff Sessions dines at top restaurant with Rod Rosenstein

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had a very public dinner Wednesday night with his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, at a restaurant located directly across the street from President 's Washington, D.C. hotel.

The two top Justice Department officials were joined by Solicitor General Noel Francisco for a meal at Central Michel Richard, an upscale French bistro on Pennsylvania Avenue. 

Axios first reported that the trio had gone out to eat, with a source close to Sessions telling the publication that the meeting was 'in no way planned as pushback or an act of solidarity against the president.' 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions came under siege from President Trump again Wednesday. He concluded his day by dining out in D.C. alongside the other two top Justice Department officials

Attorney General Jeff Sessions came under siege from President again Wednesday. He concluded his day by dining out in D.C. alongside the other two top Justice Department officials

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (pictured) and Solicitor General Noel Francisco joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions for dinner Wednesday night, but a source close to Sessions told Axios it wasn't supposed to be 'an act of solidarity against the president'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Solicitor General Noel Francisco (pictured) joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions for dinner Wednesday night, but a source close to Sessions told Axios it wasn't supposed to be 'an act of solidarity against the president'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (left) and Solicitor General Noel Francisco (right) joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions for dinner Wednesday night, but a source close to Sessions told Axios it wasn't supposed to be 'an act of solidarity against the president' 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Solicitor General Noel Francisco chose to dine Wednesday night at Central Michel Richard, an upscale French bistro on Pennsylvania Avenue 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Solicitor General Noel Francisco chose to dine Wednesday night at Central Michel Richard, an upscale French bistro on Pennsylvania Avenue 

Central Michel Richard, the meeting place of the top three Justice Department officials, is conveniently located across the street from President Trump's D.C. hotel, as well as a block down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Justice Department 

Central Michel Richard, the meeting place of the top three Justice Department officials, is conveniently located across the street from President 's D.C. hotel, as well as a block down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Justice Department 

On Wednesday, President Trump again berated Attorney General Jeff Session on Twitter, suggesting that he shouldn't have had the Department of Justice's inspector general looking into FISA abuse 

On Wednesday, President again berated Attorney General Jeff Session on Twitter, suggesting that he shouldn't have had the Department of Justice's inspector general looking into FISA abuse 

That source said

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