WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declined to rule out the possibility of firing Jeff Sessions when asked Wednesday if he plans on dismissing the attorney general.
“We are looking at lots of different things,” Trump said from the White House South Lawn.
The comments came shortly after The Hill released an on-camera interview with Trump in which he delivered some of his harshest critiques of Sessions to-date.
“I don’t have an attorney general,” Trump said.
When asked during the interview if he could fire Sessions, Trump said “we’ll see what happens” and added that numerous people have asked him to do as much.
On Tuesday, Trump emphasized that he was “disappointed” with Sessions.
Trump has repeatedly lashed out at his attorney general, frustration rooted in Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from an investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
Sessions, a former senator, served as a Trump campaign surrogate.
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared to give tacit approval to Trump swapping out Sessions last month.
“The president deserves an attorney general he feels confident in that can lead the Department of Justice in a more effective way,” Graham said during an interview on the Fox News program “Hannity.”