Scaramucci says it's 'probably' correct Trump wants Sessions gone

Scaramucci says it's 'probably' correct Trump wants Sessions gone
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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Tuesday said it is "probably" correct that President Trump wants Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Juan Williams: Don't rule out impeaching Trump O'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump MORE gone.

But Scaramucci said he didn't want to speak for the president.

During an interview Tuesday with Hugh Hewitt, Scaramucci was asked why Trump wouldn't just fire Sessions.

Scaramucci said he thinks the president has a "certain style" and is "obviously frustrated."


"I think him and Jeff — sorry, Attorney General Sessions — need to work this thing out," he said.

Hewitt responded: "It's clear the president wants him gone, isn't it?"

Scaramucci said he has an "enormous amount of respect" for Sessions.

"But I do know the president pretty well, and if there's this level of tension in the relationship that's public, you're probably right," he said.

"But I don't want to speak for the president on that because he's a Cabinet official and I sort of think that has to be between the president of the United States and the Cabinet official."

His comments come after Trump in recent days has been going after Sessions. In an interview last week, he expressed frustration that Sessions had recused himself from the investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

On Tuesday, Trump continued to target Sessions, tweeting that the attorney general "has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Trump's approval rating stable at 45 percent Kellyanne Conway: 'I think my gender helps me with the president' MORE crimes" and "intel leakers."