Scaramucci: Trump ‘Probably’ Wants Sessions Gone; ‘Tension in the Relationship’


President Donald Trump is doing little these days to hide his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with his latest public criticism being delivered via Twitter on Tuesday morning.

Now, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has actually come out and said what has become obvious: Trump “probably” wants Sessions to hit the road.

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Scaramucci all but issued Sessions his walking papers.

“It’s clear the President wants him gone,” Hewitt said to Scaramucci.

“I have an enormous amount of respect for the Attorney General,” Scarmucci replied. “But I do know the President pretty well. And if there’s this level of tension in the relationship that’s public, you’re probably right. But I don’t want to speak for the President on that because he’s a Cabinet official. And I sort of think that has to be between the President of the United States and a Cabinet official.”

Scaramucci explained that Trump, apparently, wishes that Sessions were more like Eric Holder, President Barack Obama‘s Attorney General.


“You and I might be at odds with Eric Holder politically,” Scaramucci told Hewitt. “But one of the things I would give him a lot of credit for is that he was a pretty good hockey goalie for the president. He was also willing to help the president inside the bounds of the law. I’m not saying these guys did anything illegal. But when you think about the relationship John Kennedy had with his brother as Attorney General, or you think about the relationship the president had with Eric Holder — President Obama — [Trump and Sessions] probably don’t have that sort of relationship. And I think the president, when he thinks about the architecture of his Cabinet, I think he needs that sort of a relationship there.”

Listen above, via Salem Radio Network.

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