AG Jeff Sessions has been on Donald Trump’s sh*t list ever since he decided to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Trump became irate when Sessions made the announcement without warning the president first.
In a recent interview, Trump publicly lashed out against Sessions and said he wouldn’t have hired him if he had known that Sessions would recuse himself.
According to Axios, Trump is considering replacing Sessions with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Nevertheless, the leaks about Giuliani and Gingrich are revealing in four ways:
Trump wants to surround himself with enablers and junkyard dogs, as we saw with the selection of the pugilistic Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.
Presidents like the personnel equivalent of comfort food — people with whom they have a long, happy history. Presidents often find they can only really trust people they knew before they took office, since it’s hard to trust new people at the pinnacle of power.
Rudy and Newt were both overlooked in the first round of administration picks. By reviving some of his original band members, he’s able to blame other people for his problems.
And the West Wing conversations show that Trump originals can always come back. Paging Chris Christie!
On Monday, Trump attacked Sessions once again in a Tweet calling him “beleaguered.” Trump wants to know why the DOJ isn’t investigating Hillary Clinton’s “crimes” involving Russia.