The D.C. rumor-mill is busy with chatter over whether AG Sessions will be fired and who will take his place after The New York Times published an interview with President Trump saying he would not have selected Jeff Sessions to be AG had he known the former Senator would have recused himself from the Russia probe.
Axios reported earlier that President Trump is discussing a move to replace AG Sessions with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani has since dismissed this report.
WaPo is adding to the rumors by reporting that Ted Cruz is being floated as a possible replacement:
Among the names being floated as possible Sessions replacements are Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, according to people familiar with the conversations.
Giuliani dismissed a report floating his name as a possible attorney general and told CNN that Sessions “made the right decision under the rules of the Justice Department” to recuse himself. He did not return a message seeking comment.
Cruz had said previously that he “did not think it was necessary to appoint a special counsel,” but when Mueller was appointed, he praised him as “an excellent choice.” A spokesman for Cruz could not be reached for comment.
When asked if he would step down from his post following the President’s comments, AG Sessions said he had no intention to.
Would President Trump actually bring on lyin’ Ted Cruz as his AG? Probably not.
Sessions should unrecuse himself from the Russia probe in order to get rid of Mueller.