Trump Said To Consider Replacing Jeff Sessions With Rudy Giuliani: Axios

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On Monday morning, Trump took another swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with whom he expressed displeasure recently for recusing himself from the Russian probe, when in a tweet he said "why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?"

And, as Axios reports moments ago, Trump is reportedly "so unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has raised the possibility of bringing back Rudolph Giuliani to head the Justice Department, according to West Wing confidants." Axios notes that in internal conversations, Trump has recently proposed the idea of nominating Giuliani, "a stalwart of his campaign."

Of course, this could be just another rumor, or merely a trial balloon:

Trump often muses about possible personnel moves that he never makes, sometimes just to gauge the listener's reaction. So the Giuliani balloon may go nowhere.

Or perhaps tired of getting nowehere with his original staff, Trump means it this time: Axios notes that "Giuliani would have a tough time getting 50 Republicans senators to vote to confirm him. He was such an early and ardent Trump backer that he wouldn't be seen as an independent guardian of the department in these tumultuous times." Furthermore, the nomination could be seen as Trump "throwing gasoline on a fire. And Giuliani's stop-and-frisk police policy as New York mayor, and clients since then, also would be controversial with many senators."

Additionally, Axios noted over the weekend Newt Gingrich, another notable backer of the Trump, may take a more visible, frequent role as a defender as Trump girds for battle with special counsel Bob Mueller.

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BaBaBouy's picture

Thumps running out of Heads to Nominate...

WTFRLY's picture

Oh rly? Rudy JOOliani? What a fucking JOO shocker. Are JOO surprised?

tmosley's picture

He took down the mafia. Now he can take down another organized crime family.

Just don't let him anywhere near the foreign policy.

Sanity Bear's picture

Clinton already has the goods on Giuliani, that's why he dropped out of the 2000 NY Senate race.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Something to hide Mr. Precedent?

MagicHandPuppet's picture

I'm starting to get weird psuedo-flashbacks...

"If you like your swamp, you can keep your swamp"

BullyBearish's picture

911Rudy..."they hate us for our freedumbs"

a very compliant AG he will be...

Jim Sampson's picture

Keep him away from the "fat free" yogurt.

Dormouse's picture

Remember Rudy is a former prosecutor who, while mayor of New York, allowed tens of thousands of tons of steel (evidence) to be put on barges and shipped to China for recycling. They couldn't get those I-beams with 45 degree shaped-charge cuts away fast enough.

lew1024's picture

Guliani was definitely part of the 9-11 coverup.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Why swap one douche for another?

BabaLooey's picture

Fuck You.

Soetero's handlers hid more shit on that fraud than a NJ landfill.

Fuck off with you and your gullible ass.........

IntercoursetheEU's picture

Maybe Hillary can use that to cut her sentence down to life in PRISON. Finally!

Here is a great summary of the Awan tangle, it's complex, but has a silver lining now that Rudy enters the picture hopefully -

ThirteenthFloor's picture

The mafia merged with the CIA, to enhance drug trafficking, share profits and reduce costs

MrBoompi's picture

When the CIA and related agencies discovered they could use private contractors to skirt pesky government oversight, they soon discovered using organizations like the mafia had similar benefits.  Nothing said they couldn't hire criminals to do their dirty work.  

Rusty Shorts's picture

Look, just because Sessions hasn't actually been convicted of a crime is no reason we can't start seizing his property now!!

chunga's picture

LOL! Being a politician for 40 years makes him very suspicious to me.

logicalman's picture

Being a politician for 10 seconds would get you cut out of my Christmas Card List, if I actually had one.


The Ram's picture

Agreed Rusty.  This is the one of the many things that pised me off about Sessions.  Adding fuel to the already draconian asset seizure laws was ridiculous!  ANY AG must protect private property not allow the Feds to seize more of it!  Trump should have fired Sessions immediately for the asset seizure laws.  Cannot have that in a country that even tries to pretend that it is free!

Urahara's picture

He also help take down New York on 9/11. Just like Trump's other appointee's he'll make a "difference."

And I have a bridge on the moon to sell you...

veritas semper vinces's picture

You mean the (mafia) which ran the 9/11 scam ? (That) mafia? And covered up (their) traces after that?

logicalman's picture

Just eliminating competition.

goober's picture

Not at all sure Rudy will be the guy, but session'S has to go. By stepping aside he allowed his underling to create the Mueller fiasco and that is a major fuck up that shows his true colors. Sessions is a good man no boubt, but he is not a junk yard dog. even worse, he has focused on weed , as A weiner, and Comey can both be prosecuted last month for fucks sake ! There is ample evidence for both to convict of numerous crimes. Weiner will roll over on the Clinton scams and Comey certainly was a serious leaker. So two different matters that need to be pressed. As well S.Rice, Lynch and Hillary all need to be prosecuted and can be if DOJ would grow a a pair ! I have supported them all up to his recusal. That was a very stupid and weak move. This is a war and nothing less. The deep state can be defeated , but not if we have people that wimp out for whatever reason. I sent this comment to Sessions yesterday. seems quite reasonable to me and direct to the point.

"Mr Sessions, your recusal was a serious mistake in judgment. That decision allowed your underling to form the Mueller sham and never ending witch hunt. I urge you to do whatever possible to rectify this mess or resign. Also your focus on weed, while A. Weiner,  S. Rice,  Comey, Hillary and Lynch walk freely is beyond absurd. There is no question A Weiner and Comey committed serious crimes and should be prosecuted ASAP. So why no action on any of them ?  I call bullshit on all of it and demand accountability one way or the other ! Either resolve the mess you created and get on with the prosecutions or resign ! Also nearly all of the leaks can be prosecuted and you do nothing ? Can there be any question Comey can be prosecuted for his leaks ? Please grow a pair or let some one else do it and resign !"


NEOCON1's picture

Take your anti-Semitism to Treblinka, Buchenwald or Auschwitz, Adolf.

meditate_vigorously's picture

Hitler did nothing wrong and quit appealing to the holohoax, because nobody is buying that scam anymore, Schlomo.

TheReplacement's picture

You mean those places that the Soviets admitted they altered to look like death camps?

philipat's picture

Oh for fuck's sake Giulliani is another swamp creature with 9/11 on his hands. Trey Gowdy would be a batter choice?

Winston Churchill's picture

You think Gowdey doesn't know about 9-11 ?

Really.A bright guy like he obviously is.

He couldn't find the bottom of his sock drawer unless he wants to, they're all implicated and complicit.

Stop looking for a savior in the swamp.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Are we talking the same Trey Gowdy whose Congressional Investigations went nowhere.  I prefer someone with a successful track record.  Don't get me wrong, I like Gowdy's politics.  But he laid an egg on the investigations.

philipat's picture

Being AG provides, if you want and are willing to use it, a shit load more power than whatever position in CONgress?

meditate_vigorously's picture

That makes no sense from any perspective. The congress is the supreme authority in the USA. They can remove anyone from office and they make all the laws.

AG is just an executive branch appointee.

goober's picture

no doubt congress is a big part of the problem at hand, mostly worthless ass holes, not much different than Sessions who has seriously failed. None of them are in fact smart and nearly all bought and paid for by one special interest or another.

goober's picture

Not even close. You do realize you must have a president and a DOJ to follow and he had neither, quite the opposite. You are trying to equate oranges and bananas. None of it is as simplistic as you assert. Niow we have the pres and still no DOJ ?

The Wizard's picture

Trump likes playing with the minds of the media. It exposes them and the leaks.

I like Trey, but he needs to practice what he preaches when it comes to enforcing the law. There were others raising the flag he bungled the Benghazi case against the Bush/Barry/Clinton clan. Being an ex-persecutor he finds it difficult to condemn those who he has worked with in the justice department. I would think Gowdy worked for or with Mueller at some time. It's a great idea to have the investigators investigated. A big problem is most are part of a big happy family beholden to Deep State bankstas.

This quote shows that relationships and who you know are often above the law:

Gowdy (R-SC), the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told the Wall Street Journal he still has faith in special counsel Robert Mueller, putting this supposed by the book, law and order Congressman at odds with statutory prohibition on a personal relationship with significant witnesses, his protégé James Comey,  and the dubious conditions under which Mueller came to the position. Why does he allow himself to look the other way to a statutory violation in this critical matter?

Trey doesn't want the job. Proably because of the BS that goes on with the hearings.
philipat's picture

OK so there's nobody. Sad end...

Eyes Opened's picture

Given the choice between Rudy & Gowdy I'd (if I lived in the USSA) pick Gowdy..  the lesser of 2 evils... that sounds familiar .. 

But u have a point philipat... just WHO is there , lotsa peeps shootin down Trey but not offering an alternative...

Putrid_Scum's picture

It is all theatre.

The big news, the hidden truth, is that our System is collapsing and there's nothing that can stop the collapse. World War can only prolong the collapse. It'll be The Reset


LastLegion's picture

I think Rudy would have Trumps back, unlike others.

az_patriot's picture

I hope Trump gets rid of Sessions.  Sessions has been doing little to nothing as AG at a time in history where the voters are looking for, and demanding, action.  Giuliani would be a very good choice.

Dumpster Elite's picture

I agree. All Sessions has been doing is going after pot and the poor, while totally ignoring all the leaking going on. Trump needs a pit bull in there like Giuliani, someone who will take down who needs to be taken down.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Although not a big fan, Eliott Spitzer might be a good choice.  He took on the bankers and see what that got him.  His skeletons might prevent it but is seems fairly independent of the swamp.

BullyBearish's picture

i would only trust Tulsi Gabbard in the AG position...that's why she would never get it

Posa's picture

What do you expect from a red-neck cracker from Alabama?

chunga's picture

Shitcan Sessions and hire some normal, decent person. No politicians or else don't even bother.

You're all a bunch of depraved frauds.

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

Why can't Trump have an "ardent" supporter as AG? Kennedy had his brother by his side!

az_patriot's picture

Sessions probably was an ardent supporter, until the Deep State got ahold of him.  May have threatened his career or worse.  In any event, he's somehow compromised and needs to go.  The fact that he recused himself from this "Russia" nonsense was a terrible mistake and just downright unnecessary and stupid.

meditate_vigorously's picture

You don't get a stable job as a US Senator unless you are seriously corrupt. Anyone who trusted Sessions would do anything but protect the swamp is a fool.

California Nightmares's picture

S was happy to recuse himself. Someone got to him.  I suspect that same someone has gotten to DT, as well.