President Trump is reportedly considering former presidential campaign opponent Sen. Ted Cruz as a replacement for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reports The Washington Post.
Sen. Cruz and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are reportedly among the candidates the Trump administration is considering to replace Sessions, though Giuliani denied that he is being considered earlier in the day.
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.