President Donald Trump is finally weighing his options on who could replace Jeff sessions as Attorney General, and it’s about time! There are quite a few prospects with one source even believing it might just be Ted Cruz, which I think would be exciting!
Written by Josh Seigel for the Washington Examiner:
President Trump and his advisers are privately discussing replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and are floating possibilities to replace him, including Sen. Ted Cruz, according to a report Monday night.
Giuliani dismissed an earlier report mentioning him as a possible attorney general and told CNN that Sessions “made the right decision under the rules of the Justice Department” to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
The Post also said one of the considerations Trump is thinking about is how firing Sessions “would play in the conservative media……..
President Donald Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and some confidants are floating prospects who could take his place were he to resign or be fired, according to people familiar with the talks.
Members of Trump’s circle, including White House officials, have increasingly raised the question among themselves in recent days as the president has continued to vent his frustration with the attorney general, the people said.
Replacing Sessions is seen by some Trump associates as potentially being part of a strategy to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and end his investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.
The president took another swipe at Sessions on Monday, calling his attorney general “our beleaguered A.G.” and asking why Sessions was not “looking into Crooked Hillary’s crimes & Russia relations?”
Both points are notable. Sessions was once considered one of Trump’s closest advisers and enjoyed access few others had. Now he is left to endure regular public criticism by his boss.
Trump’s suggestion, too, that his top law enforcement official investigate a former political rival is astounding, and even his allies have said in the past that such a move would be unheard of in the United States. Trump, after the election, had backed away from the idea of possibly prosecuting Hillary Clinton.
Sessions has seen his tight relationship with Trump and the White House unravel since he recused himself in March from the Russia probe. The president had privately complained about that decision for weeks, and in an interview with the New York Times last week he said he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general had he known in advance of the recusal.