Trump 'considering replacing Jeff Sessions with Rudy Giuliani as Attorney General'

The former New York mayor was one of the President's most vocal supporters

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Monday 24 July 2017 19:57 BST
Mr Trump and Mr Giuliani have known each other for many years
Mr Trump and Mr Giuliani have known each other for many years (AP)

Donald Trump is said to be considering drafting in former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an official he has described as “beleaguered”.

There has been mounting speculation about the future of Mr Sessions, the country’s top law enforcement official, since Mr Trump claimed in a recent interview that he had been “unfair” to him by recusing himself from the ongoing Russia investigation. He told the New York Times he may have chosen someone else had he known Mr Sessions were to act as he did.

Now, it has been reported by Axios that Mr Trump has floated the idea of replacing him with Mr Giuliani, who had been one of his most staunch supporters during the presidential campaign.

In a tweet on Monday, Mr Trump questioned why congressional investigators probing his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, and described Mr Sessions as “beleaguered”.

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“After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that ‘Democrats should blame ourselves,not Russia’,” he wrote.

“So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered AG, looking into Crooked Hillary’s crimes & Russia relations.”

When Mr Trump was asked about Mr Sessions’ future by a reporter on Monday, the President’s only response was to roll his eyes.

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