A report published by Axios on Friday morning found Donald Trump, frustrated with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, may replace Sessions with Rudy Giuliani.
Axios reported on Monday morning that President Trump may turn to ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a replacement for Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
Mike Allen reported:
President Trump is so unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has raised the possibility of bringing back Rudolph Giuliani to head the Justice Department, according to West Wing confidants. In internal conversations, Trump has recently pondered the idea of nominating Giuliani, a stalwart of his campaign.
Trump is unhappy that Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the 2016 campaign, including the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election. Sessions recused himself because he endorsed and campaigned for Trump in 2016.
Trump made his frustration with Sessions public in a recent New York Times interview and in a tweet on Monday morning:
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
At least one reporter, though, pointed out that Giuliani may have to recuse himself from any involvement in a Russia-related investigation as well:
Anyone who thinks Giuliani could become attorney general and NOT recuse on Russia has never heard of TriGlobal or Transneft. Google them.
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 24, 2017
Giuliani was a finalist for the secretary of state job in December 2016 and was also considered for attorney general before the job went to Sessions. Giuliani has been one of the most frequent defenders of Trump both during and after the election.
UPDATE, 3:35pm: Giuliani told CNN on Monday that he supported Sessions’ decision to recuse himself and is not in the running to be attorney general.
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