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Report: Trump Discussed Replacing Sessions With Pruitt

More heads are about to roll at the White House, if reports are to be believed.

But not just any heads. In addition to claims that John Kelly is getting ‘frozen out’, now a new report is that Attorney General Sessions may be seeing his final days at the helm of the DOJ.

But the name being floated for his replacement is raising even more eyebrows.

Apparently the embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt has been Trump’s choice to head the DOJ for a while now.

And what’s even more interesting is that his name was being discussed as late as this week despite that Pruitt is embroiled in his own media storm.

Does anyone in the Trump administration have job security?

Here’s more from Hotair…

Rumors have swirled since January that Pruitt might replace Sessions under the Vacancies Reform Act. (That’s the law that lets the president lateral a Senate-confirmed appointee into a vacant position requiring Senate confirmation at another agency, albeit only temporarily.) Some Sessions allies have grumbled to reporters that it’s Pruitt himself who started the rumor, to plant the seed in the president’s mind.

Surely, though, surely POTUS has placed that idea on the back-burner now that Pruitt’s being avalanched with bad press, including and especially on Fox News.

Or has he?

President Donald Trump floated replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Scott Pruitt as recently as this week, even as the scandal-ridden head of the Environmental Protection Agency has faced a growing list of negative headlines, according to people close to the President.

“He was 100% still trying to protect Pruitt because Pruitt is his fill-in for Sessions,” one source familiar with Trump’s thinking told CNN…

Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly has not matched the President’s confidence in Pruitt, according to a source familiar with his thinking. He has advocated for firing him before the headlines get worse.


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