Trump Recently Chatted With Sessions’s Chief Of Staff About Ousting Him

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives for an event at the Justice Department September 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sessions spoke about Department of Justice efforts to support free s... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives for an event at the Justice Department September 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sessions spoke about Department of Justice efforts to support free speech on college campuses. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 11, 2018 7:31 a.m.

President Donald Trump’s disdain for his attorney general propelled to new heights in recent weeks, according to The Washington Post. 

Trump spoke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ own chief of staff — Matthew Whitaker — about replacing Sessions, people briefed on the discussion told the Post.

The conversation reportedly took place around the time Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was in hot water over reports that he suggested secretly recording Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to oust him. At the time, Rosenstein was set to resign and the administration planned to have Whitaker serve in Rosenstein’s position in the interim while Solicitor General Noel Francisco would be tapped to oversee the Russia probe.

But Trump’s view of Rosenstein softened and the plan was scrapped, according to the Post. White House officials told the Post that, for now, Trump plans to keep both Rosenstein and Sessions around until at least the midterm elections.

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