Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions’ job is safe until at least November elections

President Donald Trump is now openly considering firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a move his former GOP colleagues in the Senate have previously warned him against doing but now seem to be warming up to.

"I just would love to have him do a great job", Sessions told Bloomberg.

Trump has raged against Jeff Sessions since his decision to recuse himself from Russia-related matters previous year.

The website, which conducted an Oval Office interview with the president Thursday, reported that Trump declined to comment when asked if he'd keep Sessions on beyond November.

Capitol Hill chatter this week focused on the impending departure from the Trump administration of two men central to the story of the Russian Federation probes: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Counsel Don McGahn.

"You know, things have changed, and obviously the decision in the spring of 2017 to recuse himself and everything that has flowed from that has made a big difference", Wallace said.


SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: The problems between the White House and the president and Attorney General Sessions go well beyond the recusal.

Trump is also dismissive of Sessions' personality, temperament and diminutive stature. But now the attorneys are becoming convinced Mueller will try to make the case regardless of what Trump decides to do with Sessions.

"He's probably the most conservative attorney general we've had in 30 years, since Ed Meese in the Reagan administration in the 1980s", Yoo said, noting successes in curbing illegal immigration, for example.

I think Bob Mueller is moving forward as he should and that needs to continue.

Trump called the Russian Federation probe led by Mueller a "hoax" or "witch hunt". Dickerson then asked if there is cause unrelated to the Mueller probe for firing Sessions. Trump has responded by insisting has the "absolute right" to fire Sessions if he pleases, those familiar with the conversations said. I'm not asking him to be fired, but the relationship is not working. "But I don't think any of those are personal or threaten his tenure". He's spent the last week chatting with "any senator who will listen" about how angry he is at Sessions, one Republican Senate aide said - including Sen. Several aides said Graham is annoyed with Sessions because he opposes a criminal justice reform bill he supports.

Democrats, Republicans and the mainstream media will be united against him.

  • Tracy Klein