It’s been a long time coming, and it looks like Trump is finally ready to hit the “reset” button at the Department of Justice.
For months, we’ve heard that President Trump has been planning to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. His frustration with the former senator stems from Sessions recusing himself from the Russia investigation, for which Trump has never forgiven him.
But, as we reported earlier today, Trump is on a rampage this week. He’s already fired his Secretary of State and his right-hand man within the State Department. Gary Cohn left the White House last week, only to be replaced by former Reagan official Larry Kudlow today.
The tectonic plates in Trumpworld are shifting, and shifting fast. Trump seems bent on completely shaking up his administration, and ousting Sessions may be the next step.
Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair reports:
Perhaps most consequential for Robert Mueller’s investigation, sources said Trump has discussed a plan to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to two Republicans in regular contact with the White House, there have been talks that Trump could replace Sessions with E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt, who would not be recused from overseeing the Russia probe. Also, as an agency head and former state attorney general, Pruitt would presumably have a good shot at passing a Senate confirmation hearing.
The next phase of the Trump purge will likely include McMasters and Sessions, allowing Trump to scuttle the Iran deal and check Mueller. My latest:https://t.co/LqwN9hWmet
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) March 14, 2018
If this goes through, it would be yet another massive reform to Trump’s cabinet. And it would likely be one that Trump is very pleased with.
There’s just one problem with all of this. Gabriel Sherman is a connected reporter. But he’s run this story more than once before. Just last week, he previewed what were to be many big resignations within the White House that were supposed to occur this week. But so far, none have to come to pass. Sherman reported that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Chief of Staff John Kelly were on the chopping block. Yet they’re still around.
We know Trump is dissatisfied with Sessions. If he was planning to let him go, this week would be the time to do it.
We’ll have to wait and see if Trump pulls the trigger.
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