Following this morning's Acios report that Trump is considering replacing AG Sessions with Rudy Gioiliani, the former New York City Mayor spoke to CNN, and disputed the report.
Giuliani denied rumors that he was being considered to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, and contradicted the President by saying Sessions was right to recuse himself from matters related to the 2016 campaign and Russian meddling therein. Sessions, Giuliani told CNN, “made the right decision under the rules of the Justice Department.”
As a reminder, Axios reported on Monday morning, citing unnamed “West Wing confidants,” that “President Trump is so unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has raised the possibility of bringing back Rudolph Giuliani to head the Justice Department.” Trump last week expressed frustration that Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation.
During an interview with The New York Times, Trump said Sessions's move was "unfair" to him. The president also said he likely would not have picked Sessions to serve as attorney general if he had known he was going to recuse himself. In a tweet Monday, Trump again went after Sessions, calling him "beleaguered."
"So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?" Trump tweeted Monday.