Over the past few weeks, the mounting tension between President Trump and Jeff Sessions has gradually increased. The aforementioned strain was engendered by Sessions decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. The President has repeatedly expressed his disappointment and displeasure with Sessions’ course of action, even stating that had he known Sessions would recuse himself, he would not have appointed him as Attorney General. According to the Washington Post, President Trump is already taking steps to replace Sessions.
Despite the President’s displeasure with Sessions, the former has reportedly been advised against canning Sessions by multiple people. Some believe such a decision could engender unforeseen legal problems, while others merely view firing Sessions as a bad judgement call. While Sessions was one of the first prominent people to come out in support of President Trump during the 2016 election, recusing himself from the Russia investigation was a slap in the face to Mr. Trump. As the head of the Department of Justice, it is in Sessions’ job description to deal with legal matters. If he is unable to do this, he should not serve as Attorney General.