Trump Plans To Fire Jeff Sessions: Report

As if the abrupt firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – and countless others in recent weeks and months – wasn’t enough of a surprise, President Donald Trump on Tuesday told an incredulous group of reporters that Tillerson’s head wouldn’t be the last to roll. The moment had all the hallmarks of a paradigm shift: with his approval rating at post-election highs (according to Rasmussen), an emboldened Trump is reworking the famous phrase “let Trump be Trump” by being more assertive on policy and personnel.

And today, Vanity Fair reported that Trump is planning to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions  – a decision that would certainly complicate Robert Mueller’s investigation (perhaps that’s the intention). According to the report, the leading candidate to replace Sessions would be EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.

Perhaps most consequential for Robert Mueller’s investigation, sources said Trump has discussed a plan to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to two Republicans in regular contact with the White House, there have been talks that Trump could replace Sessions with E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt, who would not be recused from overseeing the Russia probe. Also, because Pruitt is already a Cabinet secretary, he would not have to go through another Senate confirmation hearing.

In another (perhaps expected) revelation, Sherman reports that Trump has been quietly grumbling about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, telling advisors that he wished they’d move back to New York City as Kushner being stripped of his temporary security clearance has become a hindrance to performing his duties as a senior advisor to the president.

Then there is the question of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s futures. Trump has told people for months that he wants them to go back to New York. “Trump wants them out of there. He thinks they’ve been getting hit too hard,” a friend of the president said. But Javanka are digging in, sources said. “They’ve damaged us so much already. What else can they say about us?” Kushner recently said, according to a person who spoke with him. “And if we go back to New York, they’ll keep attacking. So what do we have to lose?” In recent days, the couple have argued for their continued relevance by cooperating with pieces in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Sources said that if Kelly is forced out, Jared and Ivanka will fight to stay on.

And that’s not all: Earlier this week, it was reported that Trump is preparing to also fire HR McMaster, his National Security Adviser. McMaster was appointed hastily in the aftermath of Mike Flynn’s firing, and has refused to parrot the president’s views about whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election, earning him the ire of Breitbart and most of the “alt-right.”

That news followed another report earlier this month suggesting that Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis had struck a deal to push out McMaster and install one of their proteges.

To summarize: the firing of Rex Tillerson was just the first in a series of terminations planned by what now appears to be a far more confident and empowered Trump. And judging by the market’s reaction today, risk assets are finally starting to get concerned.

via www.zerohedge.com

7 comments

  1. As I have stated before,
    that I had a lot of respect for Jeff Sessions. Folks, I have been very disappointed in him, as I can not understand why he at least didn’t do some sort of looking into Hillary. He has dragged his feet on a number of issues. I just hate to even think that he has a connection to the SWAMP! We have to give Trump the ability to choose the people he wants surrounding him and will work with him. I also continue to ask all of you out there to please pray for our country and for President Trump. Thank you.

  2. You GO FOR IT MR.PRESIDENT “drain the SWAMP” one “creature” at a time. Just like any one of us “common folks” if WE didn’t perform OUR “duties”, in OUR job description, WE TOO WOULD BE FIRED! why should government “elites” be any different? No more “DOUBLE STANDARDS!”

  3. Fire all the Swamp creatures… including; Sessions , Robenstein ,
    Muheller , Sulkin , and appoint a
    Bulldog Prosecuter to sort out the
    Real colushion that occurred durning the Obama Adminstration .
    And let the American Public know.

  4. I hope so, Sessions has been a thorn in President Trump’s side since he recused himself from doing his job. We need an Attorney General who has the balls to be an Attorney General.

  5. Originally, I thought Jeff Sessions was among the royalists of all politicians, mostly because Newt Gingrich considered Sessions as the most consummately honest politician who was also replete with all kinds of ethics, tenure, experience and political expertise. I used to warmly refer to Sessions as “POTUS’s little teacup”, because of his little ears. HOWEVER, I’ve watched this whole “recusal scenario” play out. Gingrich is acutely and verbally disappointed in him, and Trump remains furious and frustrated. There are certainly things Sessions could have done and gotten involved in over the last year and a half to HELP POTUS, but other than immigration matters he has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. He’s wavering even on a SECOND APPOINTED INVESTIGATIVE COUNCIL. Makes one wonder if he’s been either being blackmailed or he and his family are being physically threatened by the Deep State (or the Clintons) – which are the ONLY viable (or remotely excusable) reasons why he has remained so thoroughy ensconsed in his “Hidey Hole” for over a year. I just don’t get it — unless he’s just plain incompetent — because I really don’t think it takes as long as Sessions takes to accomplish anything as Attorney General. In any case —– GOD HELP US.

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