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Then-President-elect Donald Trump meets with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey.
President Donald Trump has floated the possibility of making Rudy Giuliani attorney general, Axios reported Monday, citing “West Wing confidants.”
The report comes after Trump publicly fumed about Attorney General Jeff Sessions more than once in recent days. It is unclear at this point whether Trump really plans to push to make Giuliani, the former New York mayor, federal prosecutor and Trump campaign advisor, the nation’s top law enforcement official.
Giuliani, as an early Trump supporter, would likely face questions about his independence.
On Monday, Trump questioned why Sessions, whom he called “our beleaguered A.G.,” is not investigating Hillary Clinton. Trump told The New York Times last week that he would not have appointed Sessions had he known he would recuse himself from the Russia probe.
Last week, Sessions said he had no plans to leave the job.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request to comment.
Read the Axios report here.