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

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.


The Ram Rusty Shorts Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:06 Permalink

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!

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goober tmosley Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:59 Permalink

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 !" 

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The Wizard philipat Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:17 Permalink

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? doesn't want the job. Proably because of the BS that goes on with the hearings.

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az_patriot (not verified) Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:55 Permalink

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.

chunga Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:57 Permalink

Shitcan Sessions and hire some normal, decent person. No politicians or else don't even bother.You're all a bunch of depraved frauds.