President Donald Trump said he would keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his position until after the November midterm elections, despite Trump’s frustration with him.
Trump said in a Thursday interview with Bloomberg that although he questions what Sessions is doing, he would like to see him do his job well, adding that he wants Sessions to look at the possible corruption amongst Democrats.
“I just would love to have him do a great job,” Trump said Thursday in the Oval Office. When asked if he’d keep Sessions beyond November, he refused to comment. “I’d love to have him look at the other side.”
The news comes as Trump continues to attack Sessions for not doing enough as attorney general, saying in an interview with Fox News that he “put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department.”
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina predicted that Trump will fire Sessions after the 2018 midterm elections in a Bloomberg interview on Aug. 23.
“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.” (RELATED: Graham: ‘Very Likely’ Trump Fires Sessions After Midterms)
It is likely Trump is waiting to fire Sessions until after the midterm elections, so that the decision would not affect votes.
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