Donald Trump Reportedly Considering Replacements for Jeff Sessions

Almost from the moment Jeff Sessions took office as Attorney General, there have been reports that Donald Trump does not like the job he's doing. And he may finally be doing something about it.

A new report from The Wall Street Journal says Trump is considering candidates to replace Sessions as Attorney General. The belief is that Trump will allow Sessions to stay in his position until the November midterm elections, and then Sessions will be asked to resign.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump and his advisors are targeting five candidates to replace Sessions: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Transportation Department general counsel Steven Bradbury, former Attorney General Bill Barr, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, and retired judge Janice Rogers Brown. It isn't clear if there's a frontrunner among those five candidates, although Azar probably has a good chance considering he's already been confirmed by Congress for a cabinet post.

Trump has repeatedly bashed Sessions throughout his presidency, mostly for his handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sessions recused himself from the investigation, which led to the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller. This upset Trump greatly.

Perhaps the most amusing thing about this new report is that Sessions has apparently told sources that he expects Trump to ask for his resignation through Twitter.

(h/t Wall Street Journal)


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