President Trump is not happy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
On Monday morning, he called the nation’s top attorney, “beleaguered.”
A few days before news leaked that Sessions may have perjured himself when he gave a sworn statement to the Senate that he did not recall discussing campaign-related issues with Russian Ambassador Kislyak.
Trump took to Twitter, as usual, to discuss his dissatisfaction:
“After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that “Democrats should blame ourselves,not Russia,” the President tweeted, later adding, “So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?”
Now, according to West Wing confidants, Trump is looking at bringing in close friend and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to lead the Justice Department. At this point, it’s unclear if the move will actually happen, but Trump has discussed the possibility with those in his inner circle.
There are several problems with this: Giuliani would not be impartial in upholding the responsibilities of the Justice Department. He’s already come out publicly to defend Trump against the Russia investigation. The other thing – it’s very unlikely Giuliani would get enough votes in the Senate at his confirmation hearing. It’s just hard to believe Trump would actually pick him.
Even if Trump doesn’t pick Giuliani, it’s a real possibility Sessions is replaced even though Sessions has come out recently and said he had no intention of stepping down after Trump’s negative comments about him.
“It’s chilling,” one White House official told CNN last week after learning of what Trump said to the Times about Sessions in his interview.
This is still a developing story.