Giuliani says he's not being eyed for AG, backs Sessions's decision to recuse

Giuliani says he's not being eyed for AG, backs Sessions's decision to recuse
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is disputing a Monday report that President Trump had floated the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE with Giuliani, according to CNN.

Giuliani told CNN that Sessions "made the right decision under the rules of the Justice Department" to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian election meddling, the source of Trump's reported ire with the top Justice Department official.

His comments come after an earlier Axios report said President Trump had raised the possibility of replacing Sessions with Giuliani. According to the report, Trump broached the idea in internal discussions.


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.