White House comments on Sessions DHS rumors

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When Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was named the new White House Chief of Staff, rumors began circulating that President Trump was considering moving Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fill Kelly’s DHS position.

On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders put these rumors to rest and said there have been no conversations concerning such a move regarding Sessions or any cabinet members.

After Trump revealed his anger at Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia election investigation, there has been speculation that the president may move or fire the successful AG.

Although Sessions continues to perform, Senate Republicans were concerned enough about the possibility to publicly denounce the idea, as were conservative supporters of the president.

In a press conference following Anthony Scaramucci’s firing, amid rumors that Sessions could be moved to the DHS, Huckabee Sanders told reporters, “There are no conversations about any Cabinet members moving in any capacity, and the president has 100 percent confidence in all members of his Cabinet.”

While moving Sessions would allow Trump to pick a new attorney general, Huckabee Sanders’ reply may rule out such a move.

During a Tuesday press conference, the president was asked if he was considering firing Sessions. “I told you before: I’m very disappointed in my attorney general,” Trump said at the time. “But we will see what happens. Time will tell, time will tell.”

Sessions and Trump sat directly across from each other Monday, during the a full cabinet meeting. It was their first public appearance together since Trump’s comments were made to the NY Times.

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