White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci confirmed on Tuesday that there is a “level of tension” between President Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions and that the president “probably” wants to fire his attorney general, The Daily Caller reports.
When asked if Trump is looking to remove Sessions, Scaramucci said, “I do know the president very well, and if there’s this level of tension in the relationship, that that’s public, then you’re probably right.”
During an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Tuesday, Scaramucci admitted that the president is “obviously frustrated.”
Scaramucci said on Monday that Trump and Sessions need to resolve their differences. But the following day, he said that the president may not be receptive to that idea after all.
Trump continued to publicly attack Sessions on Tuesday when he tweeted: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!”
Last week, Trump told the New York Times during an interview that Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government was “unfair” to him.