President Trump has expressed his discontent with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent weeks, which apparently stems from Sessions recusing himself from all matters involving Russia, and now it’s being reported that he’s mulling the idea of replacing the head of the Justice Department.
Last week, the President spoke to the New York Times and explained that if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia probe, he wouldn’t have ever nominated him. The news came as we learned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expanding the probe to include all of President Trump’s past financial dealings, and the President’s views don’t appear to have changed since then.
This morning, the President again questioned why Hillary Clinton isn’t under investigation for her numerous ties to Russia by the “beleaguered A.G.”
So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
The tweet came at the same time a report from Axios claimed President Trump is looking to put a fresh face at the top of the Justice Department, and it’s someone that conservatives everywhere would be happy to have – former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
From the Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump has reportedly raised the prospect of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, as the relationship between Trump and his embattled AG grows increasingly strained.
Axios’ Mike Allen reports that Trump has mused about tapping Giuliani for AG in private conversations with senior aides. The president is still allegedly fuming about Sessions’ March decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which prompted the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump is also reportedly deeply distrustful of the deputy AG.
Trump has privately and publicly lambasted the AG in the intervening months, most recently in a Monday morning tweet that characterized Sessions as “beleaguered.”
Unfortunately, with the current climate in the Senate, it would likely be impossible for Giuliani to get confirmed, as Democrats have been “resisting” everything the President does. However, should it happen, there’s a long list of Democrats who would need to be calling their lawyers in a hurry, since Giuliani has on numerous occasions called for them to be investigated, so he’d likely welcome the opportunity to do it himself.