According to the piece by Jonathan Karl, "Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign" with tensions rising between him and the president.
The White House on Tuesday defended recent tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump that have raised concern among opponents and allies alike.
On Monday, he took to Twitter to publicly criticize the department's legal strategy in defending his proposed travel ban barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries into the United States.
"I have not had that discussion with him", Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told reporters in the White House briefing room, responding to questions about whether the president had soured on Sessions.
Trump's relationship with Sessions, though, is much stronger and longer-standing than his relationship ever was with Comey.
Iranian Parliament, Khomeini shrine attacked
The Press TV broadcaster, meanwhile, said one of the mausoleum assailants "has reportedly killed himself by swallowing cyanide". Police officers run to take position around Iran's parliament building following an assault by several attackers on Wednesday.
Senators take the champs to the final bell
After getting off to a poor start in shots on goal this postseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins have now outshot the Senators 117-81. You could utter a thousand cliches, and I am sure I will put out a few in the next few paragraphs, but there is no tomorrow.
Romelu Lukaku to leave Everton for Premier League rival
The 24-year-old has scored 68 times in 141 appearances in the Premier League during a four-season stay at the Merseyside outfit. Jose Mourinho is open to offers for Smalling but is keen to keep hold of Romero given David De Gea is wanted by Real Madrid.
Sessions was among Trump's earliest and most ardent supporters during the presidential campaign - a loyalty that Trump rewarded by nominating the long-time Alabama senator to be his chief law enforcement officer.
For his part, Sessions has maintained to Trump and others that his decision came only after taking the advice of career officials, the person close to Sessions said.
The report also said that Trump has complained to Sessions and his aides about the attorney general's recusal from the investigation into alleged Russian election interference.
Comey is not expected to comment on whether he believes Trump obstructed justice.