After making comments critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview with The New York Times, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a replacement should Sessions exit the administration, according to Mike Allen of Axios.
In addition to the interview with the Times — where the president said he would not have chosen Sessions as AG had he known that the former Alabama senator would recuse himself from the Russian probe — Trump also called Sessions “beleaguered” in a tweet on Monday:
According to the report from Axios, the president's unhappiness with Sessions has reached the point where a replacement is being floated.
After serving as the mayor of New York City, Giuliani briefly ran for president in 2008, and he has been an ardent defender of Trump's on cable news.
If a shake-up in personnel is coming, it would be the second major move in recent days. Trump recently named Anthony Scaramucci the White House communications director, a decision that led to Press Secretary Sean Spicer's resignation.
Unlike Scaramucci, however, a replacement at the U.S. Department of Justice would require Senate confirmation. Axios notes that Giuliani's path to a 50-vote majority would be difficult.