Donald Trump has become increasingly furious with Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he recused himself from the Russia investigation. In recent days, Trump has begun attacking his attorney general on Twitter and now, his new communications director says the alleged president is “probably” ready to give Sessions the boot.
Anthony Scaramucci told radio host Hugh Hewitt that with all the “tensions in their relationship,” he thinks it’s pretty obvious that Trump is done with Sessions.
It’s clear the President wants him gone, isn’t it, Anthony?” Hewitt asked.
“I have enormous amount, I have an enormous amount of respect for the Attorney General, but I do know the President pretty well,” Scaramucci replied. “And if there’s this level of tension in the relationship, that that’s public, you’re probably right.”
The new White House communications director then said that he didn’t want to speak for Trump. (Especially since he’ll likely get on Twitter and say the opposite if you do.) But he then added that he thinks Trump wishes he had the kind of relationship with Sessions that former President Obama had with his attorney general, Eric Holder.
Okay, so you and I might be at odds with Eric Holder politically…” Scaramucci explained. “But one of the things I would give him a lot of credit for is that he was a pretty good hockey goalie for the president. He was also willing to help the president inside the bounds of the law. I’m not saying these guys did anything illegal, but I think when you think about the relationship John F. Kennedy had with his brother as attorney general, or you think about that relationship that the president had with Eric Holder, President Obama, they probably don’t have that sort of relationship. And I think the President, and when he thinks about the architecture of his cabinet, I think he needs that sort of a relationship there.”
Things aren’t looking good for Jeff Sessions. The way things are going, he may be the next member of Trump’s administration to hear the words “you’re fired.”
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