A phone call from the new White House Chief of Staff relieved the Attorney General of any concerns surrounding his employment status within the President’s administration.
Lately, President Trump has seen several of his officials leave the White House since the beginning of his administration in January. Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, and Reince Priebus are just a few of the many who have left the White House in the first six months of President Trump’s presidency.
With the exit of many people from his administration, the media and Americans had looked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a possible next person who may get fired from his position due to the latest Tweeting spout that President Trump had directed at Attorney General Sessions. He tweeted how he would never have nominated Sessions had he known that he would have recused himself from the investigation looking into Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails.
From USA Today:
“Sessions’ recusal in March for failing to disclose election-year meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, followed by Trump’s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey in May, prompted the appointment of Robert Mueller as the Justice Department’s special counsel to direct the wide-ranging inquiry.
In an interview with Fox News, Sessions — who Trump called “beleaguered” and “weak” — said he “understands” Trump’s disappointment about his recusal, but said he was ‘confident I’ve made the right decision.’“
This is an unprecedented moment in presidential history where a sitting president of the United States is vocally expressing deep concern and disagreement with a member of his executive cabinet.
What’s Happening Now:
Now, President Trump’s newly sworn in White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, has called Attorney General Sessions in reassuring him that his job in the administration is safe and that President Trump has never considered letting him go despite his recent criticism surrounding his job performance.
From The Daily Caller:
“According to the Associated Press, two sources familiar with the phone call said Kelly called Sessions on Saturday to reassure him that the White House is proud of the work he is doing and wants him to continue in his current role.”
General Kelly’s phone call to Attorney General Sessions was one of his first job duties as the White House Chief of Staff. Attorney General Sessions has not expressed a desire to resign from his current position, meaning that President Trump would need to fire him in order for Sessions to go.