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Conservative writer: Trump might fire Sessions to 'cause a frazzle'

Conservative writer Erielle Davidson argues President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE should "value professionalism" and keep Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' MORE but that president might fire him just to "cause a frazzle among the media."

Trump told Bloomberg on Thursday that Sessions will stay in his position at least until the midterm elections in November.

“I too am a fan of Jeff Sessions, he was one of the president’s earliest supporters in the primary, so I’d like to see him stick around. I think Trump values loyalty above all else,” Davidson, who is a contributing writer for The Federalist, told Hill.TV co-host Buck Sexton.

“But I do think he should also value professionalism and I think Jeff Sessions recusing himself was actually quite a professional move — and I think it would behoove him to stick with Jeff Sessions,” she added.

While some allies have warned the president against removing Sessions, especially before the midterm elections in November, Davidson said nobody knows what the president is going to do and cited Trump's “bombastic nature.”

“He’s a hot rod and he’s unpredictable and I agree with you 100 percent, in terms of just because it’s the professional or the right move doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to follow through with it,” the writer said.

“In fact, that actually might be a motivation to not do it if it is something that will cause a frazzle among the media … it might actually encourage him to do it.”

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions ever since the attorney general recused himself from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

Sessions, who was a key member in Trump's presidential campaign, decided to remove himself from the probe early last year after it was revealed that Sessions had contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. that he did not disclose to Congress during his confirmation proceedings.

Trump once again criticized Session’s recusal during an interview with Fox News last week, saying he only appointed Sessions because “he felt loyalty.” He also has said he wouldn't have nominated Sessions if he knew he was going to recuse himself, calling the move "unfair."

Tensions between the two don’t appear to be dying down anytime soon as Trump continues to call his attorney general out over the direction of the Justice Department. 

Sessions rarely responds, but earlier this month he said the Department of Justice “will not be improperly influenced.”

— Tess Bonn