If history is any indication of what is about to happen to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then one can assume that he is as good as gone. President Trump has a tendency to try and frame his moves, especially when it comes to firing individuals within his administration. Over the past week or so, Trump has seemingly been trying to frame his Attorney General Jeff Sessions as someone who is “beleaguered”. It appears as though Trump hopes to force Sessions to resign, but if he does not, it’s not out of the question that he could fire him and then try to replace him with someone he feels is more suited for the job.
That “someone”, according to Axios’s Mike Allen, might be former New York City Major and well-known Trump-supporter, Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani would definitely make sense from President Trump’s perspective, but more than likely wouldn’t be able to garner enough support from the Republicans in order to secure the position. Giuliani, who is a Democrat-turned-Independent-turned-Republican, was a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the 1980s, but more importantly he has stood by Donald Trump’s side since the days of Trump’s campaign. He would be the perfect individual to help Trump try and interfere with the current Russia investigation taking place by both Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators.
For this same reason though, it would be difficult to convince 50 Senators to confirm him. Given his previous favorable ties to President Trump, it’s hard to believe a single Democrat would support the nomination of Giuliani, and certainly there will be a good deal of Republicans against such a move as well.
The source for this information, according to Mike Allen, is from “West Wing confidants”, so it could just be that Trump is gathering feelers from his colleagues within the White House before he moves forward with any rash decisions. Although rash decisions and Donald Trump seem to go hand in hand.