President Donald Trump stirred up political intrigue with his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week, and now a new report says he has floated replacing Sessions with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Trump has been unhappy with Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation and has raised the possibility of bringing in Giuliani in internal conversations, Axios reports. A West Wing source told Axios that Trump is furious at Sessions, which could be seen in Trump’s tweet calling Sessions a “beleaguered A.G.” on Twitter Monday.
Giuliani was a strong supporter of Trump during the 2016 campaign, and he was considered a candidate for the job that Sessions landed. Giuliani did not end up getting a position within the administration, but he has continued to defend Trump in the media.
Axios’ Mike Allen wrote that Trump “often muses about personnel moves he never makes,” pointing out that his report does not prove Trump will do anything. To begin with, the president would have a difficult time getting Giuliani confirmed in the Senate.