Attorney General Jeff Sessions will remain at his job until after midterm elections, President Trump indicated.
The president said that while he questions Sessions’ recent performance, he expects the AG to stick around for a couple more months at least, but he refused to say whether Sessions would last beyond November.
“I just would love to have him do a great job,” Trump told Bloomberg on Thursday.
The president also said he would “love to have Sessions look at the other side” when it comes to probing Hillary Clinton and her reported involvement with the launch of the “Russian collusion” investigation.
“I do question what Jeff is doing,” he added.
Given his comments, it’s unlikely that Sessions will last much longer past November, which is a belief held by multiple Republicans in Congress.
“This relationship is beyond repair, I think,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Tuesday, adding that Sessions is “not the only man in the country that can be attorney general.”
Last week, Trump said Sessions “never took control of the Justice Department,” and the president had previously criticized the AG for not aggressively investigating allegations of anti-Trump bias within his department and the FBI.