President Trump has been publicly criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter, calling him “beleaguered” on Monday and accusing him early Tuesday of having “taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.” Privately, Trump has been talking with advisers about possibly replacing Sessions, people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post. They are contemplating several scenarios, including what to do if he were to resign or be fired, the Post reports. Trump’s beef with Sessions, laid out in a New York Times interview, is that Sessions recused himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Moscow. Two people possibly under consideration to replace Sessions, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, have both indicated they would not take the job.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017