GOP Senator’s Graham and Grassley now seem to be pointing to a possible departure of the beleaguered US GOP Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the November elections…..
Donald Trump and other Republicans ARE so scared they are thinking about putting a new head of the Justice Dept. before the Mueller upcoming throw down is coming….
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said it’s “very likely” President Donald Trump will replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions but warned against doing so before the midterm elections.
“The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that’s qualified for the job, and I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice,” said Graham of South Carolina, who may be in line to head the Judiciary Committee next year. “Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the president.”
Graham however warned against acting before the election, calling that possibility “a nonstarter.” That “would create havoc” with Senate efforts to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and with the midterm elections in November, he said.
Trump often takes aim at Sessions, a former Republican senator he has attacked and ridiculed for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that’s now being run by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Graham has provided a sometimes confounding mix of criticism and praise for Trump, who sometimes invites the senator to golf at one of his resorts. It wasn’t clear why Graham would publicly predict Trump will take such a politically explosive action even as the senator said it should be delayed.
If Trump replaces Sessions — who has so far resisted Trump’s very public hints that he should resign — a new attorney general could take over the investigation and fire Mueller or cripple his probe….