Monday, July 24, 2017

Vox -- Is Trump trying to force Jeff Sessions out so a new AG can squelch the Russia investigation?

It’s apparent that Donald Trump is putting the pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.The President is ramping up his rhetoric against Sessions so there can be no doubt that the President wants his attorney general to go. “But he doesn't do it to Sessions directly; he does it via a serious of public statements and leaks.

This morning Trump tweeted, “So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillary's crimes & Russia relations?

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Trump said Sessions shouldn’t have recused himself from oversight of the Russia investigation, saying It’s extremely unfair, and that’s a mild word, to the president. At the time of Sessions’ recusal, Trump was furious and said he would never have hired him if he had known that was his intention.

Trump is considering Rudy Giuliani as Attorney General, according to people close to the situation. It could only mean Trump is making plans to replace Sessions. That’s because a new Attorney General could do what Sessions could not: oversee the Russia investigation.

By Andrew Prokop