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?"
So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
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.