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Trump floats possibility of Giuliani replacing Sessions as AG: report

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President Trump has floated the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), Axios reported Monday.

Trump broached the idea in internal discussions about bringing his staunch ally into the folds of his administration, sources within the West Wing told the news outlet.

Before an interview last week with The New York Times, Trump had already expressed anger and frustration at Sessions for recusing himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election, Axios reports.

Trump, during the interview, opined that Sessions’s decision to recuse himself was “unfair” to him and that he would’ve likely picked another person to lead the Justice Department if he had known Sessions would recuse himself.

{mosads}In a tweet on Monday, Trump went after Sessions, calling him “beleaguered” and questioning why the attorney general and federal investigators are not looking into Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the presidential race and a former secretary of State, for her “crimes” and ties to Russia.

Axios reports that Trump regularly considers personnel switch-ups, but doesn’t always act. Pondering about bringing in Giuliani may fall under this umbrella.

The report, however, comes after Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to serve as the White House communications director on Friday, leading Sean Spicer to resign as White House press secretary.

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