Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ job is safe. For now. That comes from an interview President Trump gave Bloomberg today in which he declared he would not fire Sessions before the midterm elections.
Republicans on Capitol Hill have been worried the President would complicate Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and place further controversy around the White House ahead of the midterm elections. Even those who are against Sessions would prefer him to stay until the elections are complete.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s job will be safe at least until after the midterm elections in November, a claim that could signal the possible end of the president’s ongoing feud with his top law enforcement officer.
Trump’s comments to Bloomberg came as he has continued to call out the former Alabama senator for recusing himself from the Russia investigation and not protecting the president or showing loyalty.
Judging by President Trump’s past actions, he won’t wait longer than a week after the elections before firing one of his biggest supporters during the 2016 presidential election.
In the interview, Trump gave a token indication Sessions’ fate wasn’t sealed. “I just would love to have him do a great job,” he said.
Unfortunately for Sessions, the chances of him being in the Cabinet for Thanksgiving are essentially zero.