Insider Rumors: Sessions Will Take DHS Job in Lateral Move

There are rumblings Attorney General Sessions will take a lateral move

We received word on this at Gateway Pundit earlier today.

HotAir reported:

As hot Beltway rumors go, this one is extra spicy, but doesn’t appear to have very much meat on the bone. It started with an anonymously sourced story from Politico which claimed “department staffers” were suggesting that Jeff Sessions might be moved over from the Attorney General slot to replace departing General John Kelly at Homeland Security. Given all the scrutiny Sessions has been under, paired with conservative pushback against the idea of his being fired, it’s easy to see how this might look tempting to President Trump… at least in theory. Fox News runs down the potential scenario which could play out.

Could Attorney General Jeff Sessions end up at the Department of Homeland Security?

It’s an idea some political observers have been debating after President Trump announced Friday that John Kelly, who leads the department, would replace Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff…

Dana Perino, the former White House press secretary under George W. Bush, argued such an arrangement could placate conservatives who would be outraged if Sessions was ousted from the administration.

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expressed his disapproval over the idea that Sessions may move to the DHS in a series of tweets. In his  first tweet he said, “AG Jeff Sessions has a good ring to it. Highly qualified, committed to the rule of law, tough on crime, and fiercely independent.”

AG Jeff Sessions has a good ring to it.

Highly qualified, committed to the rule of law, tough on crime, and fiercely independent. (1/2)

— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 29, 2017

In Graham’s second tweet he said, “DHS Secretary Jeff Sessions doesn’t sound right, doesn’t feel right. Bad idea.”


The Washington Examiner reported:

Graham on Thursday issued a warning to Trump if he were to let go of Sessions.

“If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay,” Graham said outside a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.

The two served in the Senate together before Sessions joined the Trump administration.

If Trump were to remove Sessions from the Justice Department, he would find it difficult to confirm a replacement anytime soon. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a tweet this week that “no way” would his committee hold a hearing for a new attorney general nominee this year.

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