Trump will likely be coming under further scrutiny, now that they have found Cohen and Manafort guilty. But this witch hunt could have been avoided had Trump had the support of his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. But instead of manning up and giving the president aid, Sessions has recused himself from the witch hunt. Thereby allowing his department to run wild.
Trump has taken note of Sessions failures and has hinted/claimed many times that he needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, he did not have the proper backing of his party. But now Sen.Graham and Sen.Grassley have come forward and seem to think that after the midterm, they would be willing to talk about replacing Sessions.
“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,” Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who may be in line to head the Judiciary Committee next year, told reporters Thursday. “Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the president.”
Senator Chuck Grassley, the current Judiciary chairman, also changed his position on Thursday, saying in an interview that he’d be able to make time for hearings for a new attorney general after saying in the past that the panel was too busy to tackle that explosive possibility.
Several other Republicans rejected the idea of replacing the attorney general, while Sessions defended his performance in a statement Thursday. He said “we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the President’s agenda” and added, “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”
Could it be that Trump is actually going to get help from his party? Despite having a Republican House and Senate, Trump has been having a tough time getting things through. Perhaps this is the start of a better working Republican party.