Graham: ‘Very Likely’ Trump Fires Sessions After Midterms


Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina predicted that President Donald Trump will fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the 2018 midterm elections.

“The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that’s qualified for the job, and I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice,” Graham told Bloomberg News adding “clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the president.”

Graham’s prediction comes after Trump attacked Sessions in a recent interview with Fox News. “I put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions,” the president said, adding “he took the job and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself,'” the president said. “I said, ‘What kind of man is this?’ And by the way, he was on the campaign. The only reason I gave him the job, I felt loyalty. He was an original supporter.”