President Trump is reportedly considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) as part of a larger strategy to surround himself with loyalists, Axios reported Monday.
The report comes hours after Trump expressed his mounting dissatisfaction with Sessions by referring to him as “beleaguered” in a tweet early Monday.
“So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?,” Trump tweeted.
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
During an interview last week with The New York Times, Trump expressed anger and frustration at Sessions for recusing himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
He told the Times that Sessions’s decision to recuse himself was “unfair” to him and that he would’ve likely picked another person to lead the Justice Department if he had known Sessions would recuse himself.
Trump often muses about possible personnel moves that he never makes, sometimes just to gauge the listener’s reaction. So the Giuliani balloon may go nowhere.