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Trump asked aides about making Labor secretary his new attorney general: report

Trump asked aides about making Labor secretary his new attorney general: report
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President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE reportedly asked an aide if Labor Secretary Alexander AcostaAlex Alexander AcostaOn The Money: Trump slams relief bill, calls on Congress to increase stimulus money | Biden faces new critical deadlines after relief package | Labor rule allows restaurants to require broader tip pooling Labor rule allows restaurants to require broader tip pooling Federal litigator files complaint alleging Labor secretary abused his authority MORE would make a good replacement for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Nixon's former White House counsel: Trump DOJ was 'Nixon on stilts and steroids' Garland sparks anger with willingness to side with Trump MORE.

The inquiry came after the president saw Acosta on “Fox & Friends” one morning, The Washington Post reported.

However, it is unclear if Trump is truly considering Acosta for the job, given that the president has been prone to speculating about replacements for different officials, the newspaper noted.

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The president repeatedly criticized Sessions after the attorney general recused himself from the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump reportedly wants to fire Sessions, but has been pressured to hold off as it might be damaging as the Russia investigation unfolds.

Several members of Trump’s team have left the White House in recent days.

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonHouse passes legislation to elevate cybersecurity at the State Department Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet With salami-slicing and swarming tactics, China's aggression continues MORE was pushed out earlier this month, and CIA Director Mike PompeoMike PompeoSunday shows preview: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home Sunday shows preview: Infrastructure expected to dominate as talks continue to drag The triumph and tragedy of 1989: Why Tiananmen still matters MORE was nominated to take his place.

Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary CohnGary David CohnOn The Money: Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs | Seven states sue regulator over 'true lender' rule on interest rates | 2021 deficit on track to reach .3 trillion Former Trump economic aide Gary Cohn joins IBM The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE, also resigned after Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that he opposed. He will be replaced by the CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow, who is also an opinions contributor for The Hill.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinBiden's nominee for VA secretary isn't a veteran — does it matter? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Congress slogs toward COVID-19 relief, omnibus deal A crisis that unites veterans MORE is rumored to be the next Cabinet member out the door, although the White House has sent mixed messages on his status.

Trump has also gone after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE on Twitter, calling his investigation a witch hunt and arguing that it should have never begun because there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

The White House, however, says Trump is not considering firing Mueller and will cooperate with his investigation.